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Digital Collections at SHSU: Scholarly Works @ SHSU

Information about the Digital Resources Department in the Library

SHSU Digital Library

Scholarly Works @ SHSU is a service that collects, preserves, and distributes academic research and presentation in a digital format. These collections are an important tool for preserving an organization's legacy in that they allow for both preservation of the content and open access to the materials. This digital collection includes faculty research both published and unpublished, papers from the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), and the Electronic Theses and Dissertations of students graduating from SHSU. If you would like to add your work or know of work being done that should be added, please contact Susan Elkins.

Scholarly Works @ SHSU


Policies for Scholarly Works @ SHSU

Data and Metadata Policy

  • Collections, except the Internal collection, are open and available to anyone free of charge
  • Single copies of full items can be reproduced for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without permissions
  • Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without the permission of the copyright holders
  • Metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without permission

Content Policy

  • This is an institutional repository for Sam Houston State University
  • All items should have a citation if they have been published elsewhere

Submission Policy

  • Items may only be submitted by the author or their delegated agents
  • Content of items submitted are the sole responsibility of the depositor
  • Items should not be submitted until any embargo period has expired

Preservation Policy

  • Items will be retained indefinitely
  • Items may not normally be removed from the repository unless there is proven copyright violation, plagiarism, legal requirements, national security, or falsified research
  • Withdrawn items' handles or URLs are retained indefinitely
  • Changes to deposited items are not permitted
  • Changes in metadata are permitted as needed


Policy for Depositing Articles from Ceased Journals

In the event that a faculty author wishes to deposit an article in Scholarly Works @ SHSU where ALL of the following are true:

  • The journal has ceased publication; AND
  • The library has been unable to determine the journal’s past policies regarding author self-archival; AND
  • The library has been unable to identify or communicate successfully with a clear rights-holder for the journal content;

It is the policy of the Newton Gresham Library to permit author deposit of the final published version of the article in Scholarly Works @ SHSU.

If a rights-holder emerges to make a take-down request, the content in question will be removed promptly.


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