Frequently Asked Questions
What file formats are accepted and supported for SPR content?
Most file formats are accepted for deposit in the Scholarly Publications Repository (SPR); however, not all formats will be supported for long-term preservation.
Over time, documents stored in the SPR will be preserved as is or migrated to new platforms depending on the level of support designated for a particular format.
Some file formats in the repository will be fully supported, some formats will be partially supported, and others will be unsupported. Fully supported file formats (e.g., .pdf) are those that the NCSU Libraries will make readable and retrievable for the foreseeable future, employing migration and archival techniques as necessary.
Partially supported file formats are those for which the NCSU Libraries will recognize, but cannot guarantee full support for the foreseeable future. Examples of partially supported file formats are proprietary formats (e.g., .doc).
Unsupported file formats are those that the NCSU Libraries can only support as bit streams.
Support available for specific file formats:
ps, eps, ai
Rich Text Format
mp3, mpa, abs, mpeg,
mpeg, mpg, mpe