FAQ

  • Q1 What is dCollection?
    dCollection means 'Knowledge information digital distribution system,' and the abbreviation of Digital Collection. dCollection system collects and manages academic information produced in universities to provide integrated service to academic researchers. It is the project to have university libraries play a role of repository based on this dCollection system. dCollection system was first developed by Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS), and the distribution and system function has been continuously strengthened through sequential projects since 2004.
  • Q2 Data submitted to dCollection can be directly retrieved by RISS4U?
    The data built in dCollection is first collected in the center of the dCollection and retrieved through the whole participant institutions’ sites. The materials collected at the center is transferred to RISS comprehensive search service later. When being transferred to RISS comprehensive search service, each data goes through verification process, so there is difference between the timing of building and the timing available for searching. Since each full-text and metadata is verified before service, it may take long.
  • Q3 How can I get user ID and password?
    Please ask the administrator in each university.
  • Q4 It says there is no collection available to be submitted.
    Please ask the administrator in each university.
  • Q5 How can I enter the year of publishing?
    Enter the year of awarding degree as the year of publishing.
  • Q6 How can I input mathematical and chemical formula in the contents or abstract?
    Please see the attached file.
  • Q7 What is copyright law?
    It is a law to protect the right of authors. It protects the right and similar right of authors and pursue fair use of writings to contribute to the development of culture. Since the Article 28 of the copyright law amended in 2000 restricted the rights of authors too much by allowing unlimited transmission between libraries, and in order to comply with the digital environment, some of its regulations are amended. The amended copyright law has been enacted since July 1, 2003. According to the amended law, if anyone uses original DB at libraries which does not agree to license, then certain license compensation will be imposed beside copy expenses.
  • Q8 If agreed to the license, how is the scope of the service for the file?
    Agreement to license means allowing copy and DB building of writings and publishing through information network for the academic purpose to allow transmission and copy of the writings. More information can be found in the "Agreement to the providing service of original dissertation" on the license agreement screen when submitting the dissertation.
  • Q9 Can only one original file be uploaded through online?
    We recommend you to make one file of dissertation to upload. If you have to upload multiple files due to inevitable reasons, ask the administrator of dCollection.
  • Q10 I cannot understand the meaning of "the start page of body." Please explain it in easier way.
    Start page is the value to match the page of contents to the physical page of actual document. For example, most contents usually shows the 'Introduction' is on the page 1, but if you actually count the page from the cover, then you may find that 'Introduction' is on the page 9. In this case, the start page of the body is 9. You can consider that the start page of the body is physical page number matched to the first page of the dissertation file.
  • Q11 After entering contents (bookmark), run preview then the structure of contents is messed up. How can I correct this?
    The contents (bookmark) are inserted into the PDF file to use the full-text conveniently. It is a tree type with superordinate and subordinate structure. Each subordinate structure is created, add one space before each item of the contents. e.g.) 1. Large scale item ㉾ 1.1. Medium scale item ㉾ ㉾1.1.1. Small scale item At this time, if you make two and three spaces, or two and four spaces, the contents tree structure will not be made properly. Be sure to make one space to create each item.
  • Q12 The cover page is made by Word, and the body is made by Hangeul. Is this okay to submit?
    Even though they are made by different word processor, there will be no problem with the submission and service.
  • Q13 About the Hangeul program version
    Hangeul 98 file cannot be converted into PDF file. Upload Hangeul 2002 or higher version file.
  • Q14 How can I handle images in the original file?
    Do not link the image in the original file. Be sure to include images in the document. In case of Hangeul program, if the image is linked, it will be disappeared when converted into PDF file. Since there is no link function in Word program, you can submit it as is.
  • Q15 Does the size of original file affect the uploading?
    The maximum size of file to be uploaded successfully is 20MB. If the file size is big, divide the file not exceeding 20MB each to upload them.
  • Q16 The file size is too big to upload the file due to images.
    Open the Hangeul file and find the image and click the image with the right mouse button and select [Save as picture]. Enter file name on the 'save as' window, and select JPG as file type to save. After saving the picture, delete the original image and paste the JPG image to the original place by using insert picture function. If you replace the image in this way, the total size of file will be shrunken.
  • Q17 When can I print the confirmation and license agreement?
    After the administrator confirms and approves whether the dissertation is successfully uploaded online, the confirmation and license agreement can be printed. If there are too many submitters, it may take one day. Please submit it online with sufficient time.
  • Q18 Which menu can I check out and print the confirmation and license agreement ?
    If you log in to the dCollection site and click "Submission list" menu on the right upper area, then you can view the dissertation, confirmation and license agreement.
  • Q19 Where can I check out the stautus dissertation process?
    If you log in to the dCollection site and click the "Submission list" menu on the right upper area, you can see the process status of the submitted dissertation.
  • Q20 How can I revise the returned dissertation file?
    If you log in to the dCollection site and click the "Submission list" menu on the right upper area, the submitted dissertation will appear. If you click the title of dissertation, revision button for meta, original and license information appear. You can revise them by clicking the revision button.
  • Q21 When can I read the submitted dissertation?
    If the dissertation is submitted, the administrator receives - converts - verifies - transfers the dissertation. The dissertation will be available to users after service transfer, and accurate time for reading can be obtained from the administration each university.
  • Q22 I'd like to revise the submitted dissertation.
    If you log in to the dCollection site and click the "Submission list" menu on the right upper area, the submitted dissertation will appear. The revision is available only when the dissertation is "not approved." If it is "approved," then ask the administraor of dCollection.