Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How can I archive my publication in the Digital Academic Repository of the UvA?
- How will my publications be preserved in the long term via the Digital Academic Repository of the UvA?
- Where is my personal publication list and how can I link to it?
- Where is the publication list of my institute or department and my faculty?
- Which services are offered by the Digital Academic Repository of the UvA?
- How do I decide whether to make one of my publications available to others?
- Why am I asked to send a copy of my publication when the publication is already present in an UvA library?
- How do bibliographical records about my publications become available in this network?
- Where are bibliographical records about my publications to be found?
- How do I cite a special page or part of my final peer reviewed manuscript?
A wide range of digital publications can be submitted to UvA-DARE: articles, theses, dissertations, books, book chapters, preprints etcetera.
Publications can be registered in Personal Metis, after which you can upload a digital copy of the publication to be archived in UvA-DARE.
More information on Personal METIS can be found in the Personal Metis Quick Start guide.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about personal METIS or UvA-DARE.
How will my publications be preserved for the long term via the Digital Academic Repository of the UvA?
Through the national DARE initiative, a co-operative project in which all Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), SURF, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Royal Library (KB) participate, arrangements have been made to preserve electronic publications for the long term. Publications archived in UvA-DARE, the universitys repository, are deposited in the e-Depot of the Royal Library. The Royal Library is an international leader in the area of long term preservation of digital publications. During the DARE project (2003-2007) the necessary connections were made between the Digital Academic Repository of the UvA and the e-Depot of the KB.
You can see your publication list in UvA-DARE by looking for your own DAI (Digitale Author Identification) number. Your can find your DAI number by clicking on the Repository in UvA-DARE and enter your author name in the browse bar that searches by author. The DAI number is the number next to your name. With your DAI number you can also find your publication list in NARCIS. If you do not have a DAI number you can request a number at email@example.com.
You can view the publication list for your faculty, department or institute by either using the Browse the repository function, or the advanced search option.
- A repository in which your publications are archived and which is connected to the e-Depot of the Royal Library.
- A public interface through which users can search and browse the bibliographical records (metadata) of all the archived publications.
- A permanent link (URL) to the complete publication in the repository, if the author has given permission for the publication to made available externally.
- Bibliographical records (metadata) are placed in other information services that are part of the national and international scientific information network.
- For all authors with publications in the Digital Academic Repository:
- All bibliographical records will include UvA-linker services.
- 'Notify a colleague' service, with which colleagues can be notified about a publication of interest.
You can make your publication world-wide available without any special arrangements when:
- No copyright agreement was signed for the publication in which the ownership was transferred.
- A copyright agreement was signed, and the agreement allows the author to make their publication freely available through an institutional repository under set conditions.
Sometimes the copyright agreement that was signed with a publisher only allows for a pre-print or post-print version of a publication to be made freely available through an institutional repository. Usually these are allowed to remain publicly available after publication in the journal.
If an agreement has been signed in which the author has transferred all rights on the publication, then the publisher must be contacted. Regrettably, this situation occurs regularly, especially when dealing with the large, commercial publishing houses. It is therefore important to consider carefully before signing away one's rights fully and one-sided, given the effect of these agreements on the availability of publications. More information can be found on the Open Access site of the UvA.
Why am I asked to send a digital copy of my publication when the publication is available in an UvA library?
In order to make your publication worldwide accessible, the UvA library can ask you to supply a version (post-print version) of your publication. If your publication is not online available the library will ask you for a digital copy. This can also be the last version which you have send to the publisher. A publication that is worldwide accessible can be reused for educational and research purposes. Making publications worldwide accessible is called Open Access. More information can be found on the Open Access site of the UvA.
The Digital Academic Repository of the Universiteit van Amsterdam complies with the requirements of the Open Archives Initiative, which makes it possible that bibliographical records (metadata) can be harvested from the repository and indexed in a variety of information systems. As a result, metadata belonging to UvA publications can be found in other databases and by search engines (like Google and Google Scholar).
You should cite the paragraph and not a specific page number in the manuscript.