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:

File Format

Extension

Level

Adobe PDF

pdf

supported

Postscript

ps, eps, ai

supported

GIF

gif

supported

JPEG

jpeg, jpg

supported

PNG

png

supported

TIFF

tiff, tif

supported

HTML

html, htm

supported

Text

txt

supported

Rich Text Format

rtf

supported

DeVice Independent

dvi

supported

XML

xml

supported

Microsoft Word

doc

partially supported

Microsoft Excel

xls

partially supported

MPEG Audio/MP3

mp3, mpa, abs, mpeg,

partially supported

MPEG

mpeg, mpg, mpe

partially supported

WAV

wav

partially supported

BMP

bmp

partially supported

Video Quicktime

mov, qt

partially supported

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