SURFACE Inclusion Criteria

The Goal of SURFACE

SURFACE, the Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment, is a database that will provide access to the extensive and diverse array of work produced at SU. Its purpose is to gather, organize, disseminate, and preserve the cultural and scholarly record. Making the richness of SU knowledge available to the world through free and open access is the very essence of fulfilling the mission of education as a public good.

The Scope of Work Included in SURFACE

SURFACE will include work created by individuals or groups affiliated with an SU department, program, research team, working group, collaborative project, conference, or other University-affiliated entity, including:

  • SU Faculty and Researchers
  • SU Departments, Schools, and Research Centers
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students with faculty sponsorship

Members of these groups are welcomed to submit their work to SUrface.

Copyright for work submitted to SUrface remains with the copyright holders. During the submission process, author(s)/creator(s) complete a non-exclusive licensing agreement allowing for the distribution of the work via SUrface. This agreement is outlined in the Permission Statement.  Authors of commercially published works must obtain permission from their publisher before submission. The SUrface team will provide example letters for requesting such permission.

Types of Materials Included in SUrface

SUrface will preserve and make publicly available scholarly, creative, scientific, professional, and cultural works created within the SU community. SUrface will feature a diverse array of materials in a variety of formats, including:

Articles
journal
postprints
Audio recordings
broadcast
documentary
performances
interviews
recitals
Books
anthologies
authored or edited
catalogs
plays
Book chapters
Conference documents
papers
proceedings
programs
Dissertations
Images
architectural plans
drawings
exhibitions
maps
photographs
visual art
Journal Issues
Manuscripts
Newsletters
bulletins
digests
magazines
newsletters
newspapers
Presentations
lectures
slideshows
speeches
Reports
government
grant
statistical
technical
Reviews
book
film
music
theater
Theses
Videos
broadcast
documentary
interviews
lectures
performances
plays
presentations
recitals
Websites
blogs
online exhibits
Working papers
bibliographies
business plans
legal briefs
policy papers
preprints
technical documentation
white papers
Other

The specific electronic file formats to be included in SUrface are addressed in the document entitled SUrface File Format Support.