Using this publication server
Help for authors
Single elements of the application form
- Hints for searching
Boolean Operators AND, OR, NOT
When you use the Simple Search, all terms are combined by AND automatically. For a more tightly focused search you may use the Boolean Operators to combine different search terms.
AND: The document has to contain all search terms.
OR: The document has to contain one of the search terms. This function broadens your search and is recommended, when there are different terms for the same meaning.
article OR paper
NOT: This function works excluding and might be useful to reduce a large result list: Documents, which contain the one term, may not contain the other.
article NOT paperThe Boolean Operators work for the Advanced Search as well. You may use them to combine different search terms within one search field. For example, to search for documents of the author "Doe" in the years 2002 or 2003, use the query:
Year: 2002 OR 2003
In the field 'Search:', you may use the symbols '*' and '?' as wildcards. Use them in place of a character or characters that are unknown or that may differ. You cannot use them in front of a word or search string.
Example 1: chemi* finds chemical but also chemistry or chemist.
Example 2: licen?e finds licence and license.
You may use double quotes (") to search for phrases.
- I have some more questions - whom shall I contact?
Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
Am Neuen Markt 1, Raum 2.33
D-14467 Potsdam Tel.: 0331/28991-16
- How do I publish my work here?
Please click on the publication link on the start page.
First you are requested to choose a document type. Right beneath that you can upload your document files. Having done so you may click on "send". What follows now is the actual form. You have to fill in data about your publication here (so called metadata), which is used to describe your work in catalouges and other bibliographic directories. Describe the document you want to upload using the categories and fields on the publication form. Depending on the document type, some of these fields are mandatory and therefore have to be filled in. Please describe your document as clear as possible. Mandatory fields are for example:
- the document type (must be choosen from a list)
- the title of your publication and the language of the title
- the abstract of the document
- the publication date of your document (normally the day you publish it online)
- the language of the document (must be choosen from a list)
- the licence, under which you want to publish your document (must be choosen from a list)
After you have finished the form, all data will be displayed once again for a check-up and you then have three possibilities: you can correct them if necessary, add your document to a collection or simply safe it directly.
In oder to publish your work cookies have to be enabled in your web browser.
- What's metadata?
Metadata can be defined as
- data describing one or more ressources or as
- data associated with an object and describing it
This repository is using metadata in the Dublin Core Metedata Element Set (short Dublin Core (DC)) which has fifteen basic elements. Dublin Core is the result of international efforts to reach a collective consensus in describing electronic objects (in the broadest sense). The Library of Congress (LoC), the Online Cataloging Library Center (OCLC) and several national libraries are dealing with Dublin Core in many projects and are close to introduce the system respectively.
- What's to regard if I plan to publish my work by a professional publisher or have done that already?
In most cases this is no problem. Please ensure in any case, if your publisher allows a parallel publication! To do that you can use the SHERPA/ROMEO list.
- What about licenses for my publication?
Placeholder for the policy guidelines of the maintaining institution.
This document server is based on the repository software OPUS4 OPUS is documented here: http://opus4.kobv.de/.
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