Faculty, staff, and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can deposit works directly into IDEALS. Undergraduate students wishing to deposit work into IDEALS must have the work deposited by a faculty member.
No, you can access IDEALS through any current Web browser.
In general, no. However, if the researcher or student is affiliated with a program here (such as the Ethnography of the University Initiative), publishes in a journal, other publication, or conference held or issued through the University of Illinois (such as Library Trends), or co-authors a publication with a University of Illinois researcher (as is the case here), the material may be deposited into IDEALS. If the University of Illinois-affiliated contact cannot do the deposit, special arrangements will need to be made. In these cases, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are benefits to you as an individual scholar. In addition, IDEALS provides the University of Illinois with the infrastructure to collect, preserve, and manage access to this important part of the University's scholarly record, thus continuing the long term tradition of libraries and archives.
IDEALS provides many benefits that are usually not available on your own web site. The submission process is straightforward and allows you to make your research available in just a few minutes. IDEALS provides full text indexing to many files containing text and makes the descriptive content available to Google Scholar and other repositories of scholarly material. IDEALS also provides you with a permanent and persistent URL to your submission that you can reliably cite without fear that it will go away. Once submitted to IDEALS your digital scholarship will be part of the University Library digital preservation program so that years from now, you and others can count on accessing and using your research. You submit the material and IDEALS takes care of the rest.
Yes, and we will provide you with a persistent URL for just that purpose. The persistent URL of an item will never change, and are generated using CNRI's Handle System. They often appear at the top of an item description page, and are similar to: IDEALS Project Charter.
Box is an online service that allows University faculty, staff, and students to access their files from anywhere in the world. Box also allows you to share work in progress with collaborators. IDEALS is meant as a "final" resting place for your digital work. IDEALS preserves material for the long term and provides wide access to your research through systematic dissemination.
Canvas @ Illinois - UIUC is a learning management system that gives faculty, instructors, students, and others a collaborative online space with tools for managing and delivering course assignments, tracking and publishing grades, and keeping course material available to students outside the classroom walls. While some course materials may be added to IDEALS, these should be:
You can use IDEALS to archive an electronic journal. It is not, however, meant to be an electronic journal publishing system and has no workflows for peer review, for example. However, if you are interested in publishing an electronic journal, please contact email@example.com or the Library's Scholarly Commons at firstname.lastname@example.org for possible resources.
See Deposit an Item in IDEALS for instructions.