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Step 1: Check copyright

It is important to be certain that you have the legal right to share the resource you would like to deposit. If a resource has been formally published, you will need to check your publication agreement and the dissemination policies of your publisher. Publisher's copyright and self-archiving policies can be verified via the SHERPA-ROMEO website. If you have used any third-party content in your resource, you need to ensure that you have permission to use this content and that it is licensed correctly.

Step 2: Log in

You must be logged in to the repository to contribute content. Click on "Login" at the top right of the screen, and log in using your Campus ID and network access password. Once you have logged in, click on "Contribute" under "My Account".

Step 3: Start new submission

Click on "start a new submission" to enter the submission workflow.

Step 4: Choose/confirm collection

Click through the tree until you reach your department/unit collection, then click "Next". If your collection does not appear in the structure, contact the system administrator.

Step 5: Describe item 1

Select the type of submission you would like to make. This will direct you to the appropriate input form, where you will be able to refine your selection.

Step 6: Describe item 2

Input the metadata for your resource. The minimum requirements for each type of resource may differ, and required fields will be indicated in red if you try to proceed without providing values for these. Try to add as much detail as possible. A rich metadata record will help other users understand the context of your resource and make it more findable by search engines like Google.

Step 7: Upload

Select the digital object that you would like to share, and click on "Upload file and add another" before proceeding. Upload as many files as required.

Step 8: Logo

You have the option to add a thumbnail image to the record. Provide this in the same way as for the actual resource object. Note the image dimension restrictions. Thumbnails are encouraged as a means to draw attention to your resource.

Step 9: Media

You can embed externally-hosted media in the record by pasting the embed code of a Slideshare or the URL of a YouTube video into the appropriate field.

Step 10: Checking

Make sure that the metadata is correct and that you have attached the correct files.

Step 11: Licensing

This step is distinct from the "Rights" statement you would have attached in the description process, and grants OpenUCT the right to share the resource on your behalf. Once you have read through the license agreement, click "I Grant the License" and then "Complete submission".

Step 12: Complete

Once you have submitted the item, it will enter a moderation process before appearing in your collection. You can see lists of your submissions and archived items on your 'Submissions" page.

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Queries? Contact openuct@uct.ac.za