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The Digital Archive and Research Repository (DAR Repository) guide provides information about contributing and discovering content in the American University in Cairo's open access institutional repository.
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Benefits of Open Access

Publishing in Open Access repositories, such as DAR Repository, offers a number of valuable benefits for students, faculty, and staff:

  1. Increased citation of your work
  2. Improved ranking and visibility in search engines
  3. Persistent URLs so others can link to your work
  4. Preservation of your work for future generations

For more information, visit the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook. If you would like to submit published works, check your publisher's copyright policies at SHERPA/RoMEO.

Although we advocate Open Access, you may restrict access to your research housed in DAR Repository for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years.


Know Your Rights

Authors will benefit by understanding their rights and negotiating with their publishers to retain rights. Such rights control the availability of the work to others as well as the author's right to use the work in his or her own classroom, website, etc.

  • Author's Rights, Tout de Suite
    Author's Rights, Tout de Suite, by Charles Bailey (2008) is a very readable explanation of how authors can retain and manage copyright of their journal articles.
  • Copyright Management
    “When you publish a book or a paper, many publishers will ask you to transfer all copyrights in the work to them. But that is not always to your advantage....” 
    Provided by the Copyright Information Center, Cornell University (2009), it includes sections on "What Authors Can Do" and "Sample Copyright Agreements."
  • Author Rights: Using the SPARC Author Addendum
    Describes the SPARC Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author of a journal article. Provided by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), 2006.
  • Authors' Rights and Copyrights
    Basic information about author rights, from the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit, 2010.


The Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Student Scholarship digital collections include research findings, publications, and presentations authored by faculty, staff, and students at the American University in Cairo.

The DAR Repository accepts the following types of scholarly communications:

  • Bibliographies
  • Books or book chapters
  • Datasets
  • Documentaries
  • Interviews
  • Instructional materials
  • Journal articles
  • Lectures
  • Magazine articles
  • Motion pictures
  • Newsletter articles
  • Papers
  • Presentations
  • Questionnaires
  • Reports
  • Structural models
  • Surveys
  • Theses
  • Transcripts
  • Translations

Deposit Scholarship in the DAR Repository

Follow the instructions to upload your journal articles, book chapters, and papers to the DAR Repository.

  1. Visit the DAR Repository.
  2. Login with your AUC username and password.
  3. Find the link Submissions listed under My Account heading on the right.
  4. Click on the Start a New Submission link.
  5. When prompted, select Faculty and Staff Scholarship or Student Scholarship as the collection to which you would like to submit your project.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  7. Grant the Distribution License.
  8. You will be notified by email when your submission has been approved.

When you submit your thesis to the DAR Repository, you are agreeing to the following terms:

  1. I hereby certify that I have obtained all needed written permissions from the owner(s) of each third-party copyrighted matter included in my thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study.
  2. I understand that a hard copy of my accepted work, with best quality images and any other media that form part of it, will be deposited in the University Library.
  3. I hereby grant to The American University in Cairo or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive my thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study and make it accessible, under the conditions specified below, in whole or in part, in all forms of media, now or hereafter known.
  4. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), I consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.
  5. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study.

Subject Guide

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Yasmine Abd Allah
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Senior Officer, Reference and Research Services
Rare Books and Special Collections Library
The American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74
New Cairo 11835, Egypt
Library Building
Room no.: 2034
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Subject Guide

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Ryder Kouba

Accepted File Formats

Submit your thesis and accompanying materials, including photographs, videos, and datasets, using the accepted file formats detailed below.

  • Microsoft Word Docment (.doc or .docx)
  • OpenDocument Text (.odt)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx)
  • OpenDocument Presentation (.odp)
  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (.xls or .xlsx)
  • OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Groups (.jpg)
  • Tagged Image File Format (.tif)
  • OpenDocument Graphics (.odg)
  • Broadcast Wave Format (.wav)
  • MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III (.mp3)
  • Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
  • MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4)

Be sure not to include commas or periods in your file names.


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