FAQs


Why should I submit my research to CReaTE?

Depositing research in CReaTE ensures it is easier for other researchers to find and therefore increases the likelihood of it being cited. Research will usually rank higher in Google or Google Scholar searches due to CReaTE’s compliance with international standards. Furthermore, CReaTE also provides a robust system for long-term storage of your work.

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What does CReaTE contain?

CReaTE contains refereed scholarly and research articles as well as materials including books, working papers, reports and multimedia content such as videos, presentations and artwork. Doctoral theses by Canterbury Christ Church University research students and staff are also deposited in CReaTE. For further details, please consult the policy document available via this link.

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How do I add my research to CReaTE?

Simply login to CReaTE using your computer username and password, click on the “New Item” button and work through the webforms. A step-by-step guide is available on the website guiding you through the process and is also available to download as a PDF.

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What about copyright?

A member of the CReaTE team will check the copyright status of all full text items before depositing them in the repository. If you would like to check the copyright status upon depositing in CReaTE, visit Sherpa/Romeo. You can also find copyright information by clicking on the link in the left hand menu.

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When will items go live in the repository?

Items deposited will go live once a member of CReaTE staff has checked through the deposited item and ensured that it does not breach copyright legislation. Items are normally processed within a few days of deposit, although this could take longer during busy periods.

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Can I request an embargo on my work?

Yes, you can request an embargo on your article if you are not able to make it publicly available.

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How can I share my research?

URLs within CReaTE are short and persistent, which makes it easy to cite your work and share online. CReaTE also makes it easy to share your research via social media with “share” buttons on the bottom of the webpage enabling you or other researchers to share material on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many other services.

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How do I edit one of my records in the repository?

Once a record has been made live in the repository, only CReaTE staff can correct an error in the record. Please report any errors to the CReaTE team and they will be amended as soon as possible.

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How can I get more help with CReaTE?

If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the CReaTE team at create.library@canterbury.ac.uk.

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00