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The import function for SelectedWorks filters out duplicate titles to prevent accidental duplicate imports, even if the duplicate titles are for two separate articles by the same author with otherwise different metadata.

The title needs to be differentiated, or the “duplicate” item manually uploaded SelectedWorks.

A feature request to allow duplicate titles has been created by the vendor on our behalf. No timeline for when the issue will be resolved.

Citations in WesScholar and SelectedWorks are generated automatically from select metadata. Authors may override the generated citation with a custom citation when they upload a document, or as a subsequent revision.

If the format of the generated citation does not include essential metadata, it can be customized for an individual series.

If a paper is deposited into WesScholar and then collected into a SelectedWorks site, the only way to ensure that the citation will be the same in both locations is to override the generated citation (even if it has been customized for a particular series). Otherwise, the standard metadata for the document type in SW will be used to construct the citation.

The metadata forms in SelectedWorks and Digital Commons are different. Because the SW system is shared across all bepress cutomer sites, and is not customizable, the way things are in WesScholar, the SW form changes based on the selected document type to make things simpler for individual authors who upload works directly to their own SW pages. The idea is to present likely metadata fields for the different types of publications authors would upload.

When you upload directly to WesScholar, the submission form is static, but it can be customizes as needed for different sites and different collections within a site. If you do not find the metadata fields you need, contact one of the WesScholar administrators to have them added.

Submissions to SelectedWorks that don’t have a full-text attached (i.e. metadata-only or “link to full text”) don’t show up in the Import SelectedWorks tool administrators use to collect faculty works into the repository from their SW sites. The only record of these submissions will be in the SW site. The reverse is not true.

What is WesScholar?

WesScholar, Wesleyan University’s digital repository system, contains a number of distinct components:

  • An institutional repository to preserve published works in perpetuity
  • Faculty scholar pages (SelectedWorks) for sharing scholarship and biographical information
  • Online journal and conference support (EdiKit) for the creation and publication of peer-reviewed, online journals and conference proceedings
  • Image and book galleries for the display of collections.

How do I get started?

  • Collect the work you would like deposited in WesScholar in PDF or Microsoft Word format.  Check here for a list  of all acceptable formats.
  • Confirm your right to put your work into an open-access repository. If you don’t know, contact your publisher, or do a search on SHERPA-RoMEO
  • Contact WesScholar administrator: Dan Schnaidt, dschnaidt@wesleyan.edu, who will arrange for help to enter your work in the system.

Why Should I Set up a SelectedWorks Page?

A Selected Works page is a personal website which may include published and unpublished works, biographical info, your photograph, CV, and other professional materials.

SelectedWorks promotes your career by providing free, quick access to your research. Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines access the full text of your work, giving priority to work deposited in institutional repositories such as WesScholar.

Readership of your research will increase dramatically. You can receive periodic email reports documenting how many times your work has been downloaded.

How do I publish an online journal?

EdiKit is the online journal system integrated with the WesScholar platform. It supports peer review and customized editorial workflows. In addition to journals, EdiKit can be used to organize working papers and conference proceedings.

What else should I know about WesScholar?

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