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Trace User Support


This page contains resources for the various types of administrators and editors for Trace’s many different ‘communities’. SelectedWorks faculty liaisons will find the SelectedWorks Editors links to be useful. Those responsible for individual departments can find useful information on community management under the Trace Editors heading.

Trace Editors

User guides, frequently asked questions, and other resources for community managers and editors for Trace can be found below. Proposal forms for journals and conferences to be hosted by Trace can be found on the Trace Liaisons page.

Trace Guidelines and Priorities

This document is a brief overview of Trace Services and what kinds of items we aim to preserve, as well as questions to guide a department manager in prioritizing projects.

Community Editor FAQs

Administrative FAQs

Community Manager Submission Approval Guide

Quick guide for the submission approval process.

Community Manager Guide

Full manual and reference guide for individuals in charge of a departmental or community page. This resource includes information on how to set up the community, how to upload content to the community, and how to manage faculty submissions.

Trace User Manual

This link provides the complete user manual for Trace. The Series Configuration and Batch Upload sections are especially useful for managing an individual series (or department).


Short list of commonly used terms in defining areas and actions executed in Trace.

SelectedWorks Editors

SelectedWorks editors are those responsible for multiple SelectedWorks pages by proxy, such as an academic department’s or research group’s faculty pages. These resources are for faculty liaisons for creating and maintaining SelectedWorks pages.

SelectedWorks Admin FAQs

SelectedWorks Manual

Comprehensive manual for establishing, populating, and using a faculty SelectedWorks page.

SelectedWorks Guide

Easy and brief instructions for establishing a SelectedWorks page.

Copyright Questions Quick Guide

Guide to help explain the function and use of SHERPARoMEo, a website that aids in finding publisher copyright permission policies.

Trace SelectedWorks Author Gallery

SelectedWorks Login Page

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