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Scholarly Communication: Creative Matter FAQs

Creative Matter FAQs



What is Creative Matter?

Creative Matter is the digital repository based on the principle of Open Access, which enables us to collect, distribute and preserve the scholarly output of the faculty, students, staff, and their collaborations at Skidmore College.

Who can contribute to Creative Matter?

Individuals (including students, staff, and faculty members), departments, programs, centers or other units affiliated with Skidmore may contribute content to Creative Matter.

What is the collection policy for Creative Matter?

Submitted content should fall within the following categories:

  • Published scholarship
  • Academic presentations and posters
  • Creative works and performances
  • Student academic projects and papers, including theses and capstone projects
  • Materials related to events sponsored by Skidmore College
  • Skidmore publications produced by faculty, students, and staff
  • Datasets produced by faculty, students, and staff

Who oversees Creative Matter?

Decisions regarding the scope and mission of Creative Matter are made by Scribner Library librarians in consultation with Academic Affairs. Day-to-day operations are overseen by library personnel. For assistance, please contact Mike Paulmeno or your subject librarian.

What are the benefits of contributing my work to Creative Matter?

Creative Matter increases the visibility of scholarly and creative work produced by Skidmore College faculty, staff and students by making it available in one central online location. Major benefits of depositing work in Creative Matter include:

  • Share your scholarly work to a broader range
  • Improve visibility in major search engine
  • Preserve and access to content through a permanent URL
  • Retain intellectual property rights to your work (e.g. publication, withdraw and etc.)
  • Track download statistics via comprehensive reports