The Scholarly Communication Department provides a widget for scholars that need to deposit datasets, videos, images, software, custom virtual machines, and/or large packages of files and data in IUScholarWorks. This tool can be used for transmitting any of these works to our repository team.
With true drag and drop functionality, the widget allows users to transmit files of almost any size, from a 500 MB .mp4 video to a 10+ GB bundled virtual machine. All material dropped on the window or uploaded by browsing to a file on your machine will be synced to a dedicated Google Drive folder owned by the Scholarly Communications Department. From there, our staff can ensure your material is placed in the appropriate preservation environment and mapped correctly to one or more IUScholarWorks records.
The tool gives IU researchers an accessible and straightforward method for transmitting material for deposit. It can be useful for the deposit of big datasets as well as files that merely exceed the 25-50 MB limit imposed on email attachments. Even for those who prefer to submit their own datasets, the simplicity of the tool makes the process of pushing data files to the Scholarly Data Archive less demanding. This is especially true if you are dealing with transmitting multiple small files. Compressing and/or packaging them as a zip or tar file will enable a smoother upload.
For any questions about using this tool or to inform the department of a recent upload, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.