Although Scholars Portal is not dependent on, or restricted to, any particular file formats upon Provider deposit, it nevertheless aims to use well known, widely accepted formats that support long-term preservation. The repository requires Provider-supplied XML or SGML (in a format agreed upon between SP and the Provider, usually ISO 19115 NAP Compliant XML metadata) containing extensive descriptive metadata. If a Provider wants to use a specific format not meeting these criteria, an agreement must be reached between the Provider and SP. These conditions are specified in the Scholar's Portal Provider Agreements. Please see the additional documents below for more detail.
Digital Preservation Policy Librarian - Ensures proper functioning of overall system.