The aim of DalSpace is to showcase and preserve Dalhousie’s unique intellectual output by making content freely available to anyone, anywhere via the web. We strongly encourage faculty to deposit their research into DalsSpace whenever possible. While DalSpace has it’s own collection guidelines, each community can make arrangements to establish its own collection policy. If you would like to explore other policy options, these can be established with input from the community.
When depositing an item to DalSpace, the author or contributor should confirm that they are the rights holder or have the permission from the rights holder to deposit the item.
Getting Started: Once you have been added to a Collection, go to DalSpace and Login with your Dalhousie NetID.
Select “Submissions” under My Account.
Start a new submission by clicking on the link provided.
If you have previous submissions they will appear under “Archived Submissions”
For more details on filling in the submission form check our guide on How to deposit materials to DalSpace [PDF]
Versions and revisions
The repository is meant for finished material, not works in progress. At the same time, we know “revisions happen,” and can make sure the most up-to-date version of your work is available in DalSpace.
Administrators are the only people allowed to remove documents from the site.
When your submission is complete, a permanent Handle is automatically assigned to your work by DalSpace. This Handle is listed as the URI on your item page. Use this Handle when citing your work. Do not use the URL that appears in the location bar of your web browser.
If you require a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for your submitted work please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and make the request. We will then assign a DOI and register it with CrossRef..
Web pages with no other linking pages can be submitted as a single file. When submitting a multi-page web site, you will have to indicate which file is the main or home page. Current policy requires all the linked pages of a web site to be part of the DalSpace submission to guarantee continued access to the whole web site. In addition, all links to web pages included in the submission must be "relative links." A "relative link" is the name of the linked file (e.g. test.jpg) as opposed to a full link (e.g. http://libraries.dal.ca/images/test.jpg). DalSpace software assumes that all web pages are located at the same DalSpace "address". You may have to adjust the links in your web pages before submitting them.