Knowledge Bank Submission Guidelines:
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Overview  

This document will guide you through submission of your work to The Ohio State University Knowledge Bank, a repository in which your work will be available to anyone on the Web, retrievable through commercial search engines such as Google, and preserved in perpetuity.

Once your work has been archived, you will receive a permanent Web address in the form http://hdl.handle.net/1234/99 that will always lead you to your work in the Knowledge Bank, so keep it handy!

Note: As a repository for digital assets, OSU's Knowledge Bank acts as a permanent archive. All items submitted remain as is at the time of submission, just as books once published remain in the form in which they were printed. PDF files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.

What You Will Need

Before submitting your item to the Knowledge Bank (KB), make sure you have everything you need:

  • Most importantly, make sure you have a PDF version of your work (on the hard-drive of the computer you are using or on a flash-drive, CD, etc.).

    Note: The filename of your PDF must be limited to characters (a-Z), numerals (0-9), underscores (_) , and hyphens (-) only. Spaces and special characters — such as [ , ] , ( , ) , ! , é , and ü — can prevent access to your submission via the Web once it is in the Knowledge Bank. Examples of properly named PDFs include: name_project.pdf, final_paper.pdf, NameNursingProjectPaper.pdf, etc. Also, please remember that the filename of your PDF will be visible to the general public.

  • You will also need to be authorized to submit to the appropriate collection (steps 2 and 3 of the instructions).

Once you have what you need, the submission process just takes a few steps, which the rest of this page will walk you through. If you have questions at any point, please contact Knowledge Bank staff at libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu. We may not be able to answer your question right away, but we will get back to you as soon as possible. And remember, you can save your work and return to it at any time.

General Information

At any time, you may Cancel or Save your submission to start over or for completion in the future. To access a saved submission, click on "Login" under "My Account" in the left-hand navigation bar and login. Your unfinished submission should be listed.

 

Depositing Your Work into the Knowledge Bank

 

 Login and Start (or Resume) a Submission

  • Go to: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/.
  • Click on "Login" under "My Account".
  • Select "OSU Login" and login with lastname.# and password.
  • A screen should display that reads "Submissions & workflow tasks".
  • To start a new submission click 'start a new submission" and select your collection from the dropdown. 
  • To resume a submission click the title of your submission under "Unfinished submissions".

 

 Submit: Initial Questions

  • Please check the second box (labelled with the following text: "Release date, publication date, publisher or citation").
  • If your work has more than one title, e.g. a translated title, also check the first box.
  • Click [Next>].

 Submit: Describe Item

Author

  • Enter your last name in the first text box.
  • Enter your first name and middle initial, if applicable, in the second box.
  • If applicable, supply suffix following the middle initial in the second text box.

Advisor

  • Enter the last name of your advisor in the first text box.
  • Enter the first name and middle initial of your advisor in the second box.
  • If applicable, supply suffix following the middle initial in the second text box.
  • If there is more than one advisor, click [Add more] to add additional advisor.

Title

  • Enter the title of your work.

Quarter Completed

  • Enter the last month and year of graduating quarter.

Publisher and Degree-Granting Department

  • Both of these fields should already have the correct information, you shouldn't need to do anything here..

Type

  • For Doctor of Nursing Practice projects, the type is 'Other', and this should already be selected for you.

Language

  • Select the language(s) of your work.
  • If a significant portion of your work is in another language, please choose the appropriate label from the list.
  • Use "CTRL or "SHIFT" key to select more than one language.
  • Click [Next>].  

 

Submission topic(s) or keywords

  • Enter between four and six terms or phrases that describe what your work is about.
  • Enter one keyword or phrase per box, click [Add more] to add additional keywords.

Abstract

  • Please enter the abstract of your work into the text box.

Requested Embargo?

Select the length of the requested embargo or "I am not requesting an embargo for my submission" if you are not requesting an embargo.

  • Click [Next>].

 

 Submit: Upload File(s)

  • Click on the [Browse] button.
  • Locate your PDF on the computer or your disk.

    Note: The filename of your PDF must be limited to characters (a-Z), numerals (0-9), underscores (_) , and hyphens (-) only. Spaces and special characters — such as [ , ] , ( , ) , ! , é , and ü — can prevent access to your submission via the Web once it is in the Knowledge Bank. Examples of properly named PDFs include: name_project.pdf, final_paper.pdf, NameNursingProjectPaper.pdf, etc. Also, please remember that the filename of your PDF will be visible to the general public. 
  • Click [Open].
  • Click [Next>].

Note: As a repository for digital assets, OSU's Knowledge Bank acts as a permanent archive. All items submitted remain as is at the time of submission, just as books once published remain in the form in which they were printed. PDF files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.


 Submit: Review Submission

  • Check the information you provided.
  • Look for spelling and other typographical errors.
    • If you do find a mistake select the corresponding [Correct one of these] button, and correct mistake.
    • Then, choose Review (outlined in red) from top navigation bar or [Next>] until you return to the Review page.
  • Click [Next>].

 

 Submit: Creative Commons License

  • This is an option to add a "Creative Commons" License to an item you submit.
  • This is NOT required - If you do not want a "Creative Commons" License, click [Next>].
  • If you wish to add a Creative Commons License to your item, click [To add a Creative Commons license to your item, click here] button. After selecting a license, click "proceed" to return to this page.
  • Click [Next>].

    For more information on Creative Commons see: http://creativecommons.org/.

 Submit: Distribution License

  • Read the license agreement. Click the box next to "I Grant the License" if you grant the terms of the license.
  • Click [Complete submission].
  • If you have any questions about the license, please contact Knowledge Bank staff at libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.
  • If you do not want to grant the license, click [Save & Exit]. Your submission will be saved in your "Submissions" until you are ready to grant the license.

 

 Submit: Submission Complete

  • When your submission has been approved, you will receive an email with a permanent Web address for your work.

    or

  • You will receive an email requesting corrections.
  • Once the corrections are made, you will receive a permanent Web address for your work.
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    For further assistance, send e-mail to libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu

    Last updated on 07/10/2015