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Policy for Creating DRUM Communities

  • Any current UM faculty member can request the creation of a new community.
  • Proposals for new communities will be reviewed by the UM Libraries in conjunction with other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • New communities will be managed by the requestor although the Libraries reserve the right to impose added review by the Libraries to assist in repository management.
  • New communities must meet needs beyond those served by existing communities.
  • Submission to all communities and their collections must be limited to works or collections authored by University of Maryland affiliates.
  • Submitters to all collections must have the ability to assign needed rights to the University of Maryland.
  • All works in collections must be substantive works of scholarship.
  • All submissions must be complete - able to stand alone as a work or collection.
  • All collections will be distributed freely across the web (access will not be limited by location).

Still have questions?
General inquiries:, (301) 314-1328
DRUM Coordinator: Terry Owen,


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