e-artexte FAQ

What is e-artexte and what will I find in it?

e-artexte is a digital repository that contains full-text essays, articles, books and magazines as well as images, audio and video works. These documents can be consulted through the internet and downloaded free of charge. e-artexte also serves as the library catalogue for Artexte’s holdings of books and periodicals.

What are the advantages of depositing with e-artexte?

By making your publications accessible on the internet, you have the potential to reach a much larger readership for your works than through in-print publications alone.

e-artexte offers a bilingual (French/English) interface to both depositors and users; and there are no language restrictions to the materials you can submit into the repository.

e-artexte is a subject-specific repository for visual arts publishing in Canada and responds to the growing demand of advanced researchers (including artists, curators, art critics, art administrators, academics, and others) for accessible, full-text art documents on the internet.

As a publisher, you can choose to insert URL links between your website and the documents you deposit in e-artexte. In doing so, you bring greater visibility to your organization.

Depositing with e-artexte is a form of self-archiving. As such, depositors can provide their own citations for the documents they submit, and can assign subject headings accordingly.

Artexte provides depositors with email and telephone support through the submission process, upon request.

Artexte looks after the technical aspects of managing your documents once they’re in the repository.

How will researchers find my material?

Each item deposited in e-artexte has a citation attached to it. This citation can be searched by the publication’s title, the author’s name, the publisher, keywords, etc. These searches can be refined by language, date range, format, etc.

e-artexte is compatible with other information systems on the Web, making it possible for someone to find your material using sophisticated electronic resources such as Google, Google Scholar or OAIster’s database.

I found a reference to my publication in e-artexte. How did it get there?

Artexte owns a physical copy of your publication, which has been catalogued in our collection.

Who retains copyright of my document when it is submitted, and how does this relate to Creative Commons licensing?

The copyright holder of a publication (usually the depositor) retains copyright of works deposited into e-artexte. The depositor specifies how the public can re-use the publication by assigning a Creative Commons license to it at the time of the deposit.

How can I re-use material found in e-artexte? Can they be used for presentations or teaching purposes?

All full-text items deposited in e-artexte can be downloaded, copied and shared; although some restrictions may apply to individual items. To determine the limits placed upon a document, consult the Creative Commons license assigned to the item.

Even the most restrictive Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND), however, would allow users to copy and share items for presentations and teaching purposes as long as the copyright holders are credited, and the works are not modified in any way or used commercially.

As a publisher, how do I get permission from the authors/creators to deposit their work in e-artexte?

You should have a written agreement with the authors/creators that includes a statement regarding open access such as:

We (name of publisher) have your permission to provide open-access to your materials in the e-artexte digital repository.

As an author/creator, how do I ensure that my work can be deposited in e-artexte?

You should have a written agreement with the publisher that includes a statement regarding open access such as:

I (name of author/creator) retain the right to deposit a version of my work in the e-artexte digital repository.

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