UKnowledge is a digital collection of unique scholarship created by University of Kentucky faculty, staff, students, departments, research centers, and administration. As a strategic initiative launched by UK Libraries to support multidisciplinary collaboration, UKnowledge is managed by specialists and sustained by dedicated funding. It captures, stores, organizes, and provides open and stable worldwide access to UK’s intellectual capital, and also facilitates reuse of deposited materials to the extent warranted by copyright law or by the licensing terms of the concerned materials. Members of UK’s academic community are encouraged to contribute their scholarship to UKnowledge. More information about UKnowledge is available from this guide.
- Accessible to researchers worldwide
- Author’s works in one place
- Increased citations; usage tracked
- Long term preservation
- Materials easily discovered via Google, Google Scholar
- Stable, durable URL so deposited material can be found—no broken links
Types of materials housed in UKnowledge include:
- Journal articles
- Conference papers and proceedings
- Conference presentations
- Research papers
- Technical reports
- Theses and dissertations
- Book chapters
- Data sets
Supported File Types
UKnowledge recommends particular file types to increase the chances of safely migrating files in the future. The main papers are all in PDF. Word and RTF files are converted to PDF when they are imported into the repository.
We recommend the following formats as most likely to migrate successfully.
- Images: JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
- Audio: AIFF, MP3 “unprotected” (DRM-free) AAC, WAVE
- Video: MPEG, QuickTime
- Data: XML, Comma-separated values
Other formats may be included for supplementary materials, but are less likely to be migrated when technology changes.
When we migrate to new formats, we will change the format of a file, but not the information in it. For example, the repository managers will not update hyperlinks, other external references, or out-of-date information within a paper or supplementary file.