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Deposit Services

This is a list of services provided by the Repository staff.


Deposit Assistance

Library staff is on-hand to assist with the process of depositing and creating metadata for content records. All you need to do is send us a file or digital object and its citation. We’ll take care of the rest! We will also be happy to discuss the submission process and types of content collected via consultation or email, email.

CV Analysis

Upon request, members of the Diginole team will review a faculty member’s CV, starting with the last two years of publications, to determine what publications are eligible for deposit.

Data Curation Training

We provide training in data management planning and data curation. This includes providing information on best practices for data management, data management resources, metadata standards, persistent identifiers for data, copyright and permissions, and the selection of a data repository.

Copyright and Permissions

Staff will answer questions about copyright and publisher permissions to the best of their ability, we are not lawyers but we can provide information. Contact us with your questions.



When content is submitted to Diginole, FSU Libraries…

Preserves your content in perpetuity

Diginole is supported by FLVC, an initiative of the Florida Legislature, and is maintained for the specific purpose of ensuring long-term accessibility of the digital collections and research outputs of Florida institutions. Content stored in Diginole is managed in an environment where files are protected against corruption and loss at the bit-level and are continuously audited to ensure data integrity.

Ensures discoverability

Persistent URLs (PURLs) are generated for all content uploaded to the repository. DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are registered upon request. These allow for easy and persistent citation and reference points for your work and increased discoverability through search engines like Google Scholar.

Captures important metrics

Diginole tracks important information about how often your content is accessed--how many times objects are viewed and downloaded--to help you and FSU track research impact. Views and downloads can be seen from the item record and are emailed to submitters via readership reports. If an object has a DOI, Altmetric scores are also displayed if the object has an Altmetric score greater than 1.

Applies licenses

You have the option of deciding how your content is repurposed and attributed by selecting a Creative Commons(CC) license. CC licenses and RightsStatements are displayed within the content’s record so that researchers understand how they can use it.

Controls access

Embargoes can be placed on any content deposited into Diginole either in the form of campus-restricted (i.e. the content is only accessible from an FSU campus IP address) or object-restricted (i.e. the content is unaccessible for a specified period of time to comply with copyright but the metadata record is still visible).

Increased Visibility and Citation Rates

For articles published in subscription journals, making a copy available in DigiNole can increase visibility and citations rates. For more information on the open access citation advantage, see.

Open Source Community

The repository also operates on Islandora, an open-source platform unburdened by subscription licenses, corporate contracts, or other non-academic third-party interventions or obligations. Although there are other commercial entities that may make your scholarly outputs accessible (Vimeo, YouTube,, etc.), these businesses do not provide the same guarantees of preservation and open access as Diginole, nor are their corporate policies obligated to ensure the longevity of access to your published work.

Diginole supports a wide latitude of digital formats. The most common file-types including:

  • PDF (Text/Image)
  • MP4 (Video)
  • WAV (Audio)
  • CSV (Data sets)

For a complete list of file formats see below

  • csv, xml, tar, gzip, zip, gif, png, svg, mp3, txt, ePub, pdf
  • Audio/Visual files: mkv, avi, wmv, mp4, flv (animate video file), m4a, mpg, mpeg, flv, m4a, mp3, wav, wma
  • Include any co-dependent files that must be packaged together, in zip files
  • Audio and video files should be no larger than 10 Gbs.

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