How to Deposit

Doctoral Theses

Please see this link for doctoral theses.

Other Research Outputs

Library staff check if the publishers permit to deposit the manuscripts and make them freely available, and proceed only with the items permitted.

Contact

Kobe University Library Digital Library Section
Library for Social Sciences
Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501
Tel 078-803-7333 Fax 078-803-7336
E-mail: repo

Please note the following
  1. In principle, this system is to disclose works by domestic and international academic institutes.
  2. Any kind of file (Microsoft Word, JustSystem Ichitaro, Adobe PDF etc.) is sufficient. Moreover, it is permissible to divide the file into several smaller files.
  3. Most publishers prohibit the opening of digital files they have edited, therefore be sure to upload the final draft.
  4. In the case of a collaborative work, obtain the consent of all who collaborated in advance.

Who May Register ?

  • Kobe University staff and former staff
  • Graduate students and research students
  • Those who were admitted by the chief librarian of Kobe University

Kinds of Material That Can Be Registered

  • Papers that have been published in journals
  • Papers that have been published in university bulletins
  • Doctoral theses
  • Books
  • Research reports
  • Research reports of “Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research” (final report)
  • Databases
  • Teaching materials
  • Software
  • Education and research materials

FAQ

What is the merit of opening digital resources through an institutional repository?

A. Easier access to the Internet may increase the frequency of referrals to your paper. The institutional repository system may lighten your task of keeping digital files.

What kind of file format can I send to the Kernel?

A. Any kind of file format is OK. We will convert it into a PDF file and open it on Kernel.

Q. My paper consists of a mixture of files (text file and picture file). Can I send these multiple files to the Kernel?

A. Yes. We will convert these files into one PDF file for viewing on the Internet. Please specify the order of the files.

Q. Is it possible to send movie files to the Kernel?

A. Yes. Kobe University Digital Library distributes various media of picture, sound, movie and so on. Feel free to contact us about distribution of multimedia files as well.

Q. What is an author accepted manuscript?

A. Most overseas publishers don’t permit to deposit PDFs appearing in E-journals or scanned copies of journals in repositories. However, lots of publishes permit to deposit author accepted manuscripts in repositories. An author accepted manuscript is a final version of manuscript which was sent to a publisher and accepted.

E-mail notification of access count

We are piloting to send an e-mail monthly to notify the access count for the each author’s items in the previous month. The count doesn’t include access from robots and duplicate access.
Please contact us if you hope to try this service.
*This service is only for Kobe University Researchers.

Contact

Kobe University Library Digital Library Section
Library for Social Sciences
Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501
Tel 078-803-7333 Fax 078-803-7336
E-mail: repo