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Adding Content to OswegoDL

Step by step explanation of everything you need to know to share your content in the Oswego Digital Library.

Your Quest Presentation in

Oswego Digital Library

Uploading Your Work to OswegoDL

OswegoDL asks for a lot of fields when you're uploading your work. Here are some tips on what information to put in which field:

Author: That's you! Enter your name as you would normally write it. If you have a co-author, hit the green plus sign so you can add their name in a separate box. 

Main Title: The title of your presentation.

Abstract: A couple sentences summarizing your work.

Note: If you're presenting on work you did for a course, enter the course number and your professor's name, like this:
Based on work for HDV 432 with Professor [professor's full name].

Publication Date: The date you presented your work at Quest, unless you've published your work elsewhere. (If so, list that date of publication.) For example: April 5, 2017.

Subject Keywords: List some words/phrases here that you think people might search for, related to your work. To add more than one, use the green plus sign to add additional boxes. For example:

  • children
  • mental health
  • pets

Publisher: If your work has been published elsewhere, list the publisher here.  Otherwise, you can leave this blank.

Resource Type: If you're going to upload a recording of your presentation, choose video or audio (whichever is appropriate). Otherwise, leave this dropdown set to Unknown

Related URL: You could link to your personal website / blog, your digital portfolio, a site where your work was previously published... whatever makes sense.




Why Fill In All Those Fields?

OswegoDL asks for a lot of information when you upload your work. Everything you put in those fields is metadata. The more metadata you put in describing your work, the easier it will be for someone to find your work in their search results. 

Your work will be discoverable not just in OswegoDL, but also in search engines like Google. 

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