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Texas A&M Digital Repository" guide.
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Depositing Your Work in the Faculty Publications Collection,
Texas A&M Digital Repository  

This guide takes you through the process of submitting an article, pre-print or other scholarly work to the Faculty Publications Collection within the Texas A&M Digital Repository.
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What file formats
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Repository File Formats


The Texas A&M Digital Repository accepts work in any digital format; however, submission in a file format listed in the table to the right is strongly encouraged.

The formats listed here are considered relatively stable and therefore facilitate long-term preservation efforts.

These formats exhibit all or many of the following characteristics:

  • open documentation;
  • support across a range of software platforms; wide adoption;
  • no compression (or lossless compression);
  • no embedded files or embedded programs/scripts; and non-proprietary format.
Textual Formats File Extensions Image/Graphic Formats File Extensions
Acrobat PDF or PDF/A pdf JPEG .jpg
Comma-Separated Values .csv JPEG2000 .jp2, .jpf
Open Office Formats .odt, .ods, .odp PNG .png
Plain Text (US-ASCII, UTF-8) .txt SVG 1.1 (no Java binding) .svg
HTML, XML .html, .xml TIFF .tif, .tiff
Audio Formats File Extensions Video Formats File Extensions
AIFF .aif, .aiff AVI (uncompressed .avi
WAVE .wav Motion JPEG2000 .mj2, .mjp2

How are non-Web formats handled?

Files that are stored in formats not compatible with the World Wide Web (such as .xls, .doc, and .tif) will not display in a Web browser unless a special plug in application has been installed by the user.  If no special plug-in has been installed, the browser does not have what it needs to open and render the file on your screen. Therefore, it will prompt you to either save the file to the desktop, or to open the file with an application on the desktop.

 The example shown here illustrates what happens when a user tries to view a .tif image that has been submitted to the Digital Repository.


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