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Poster Design & Images: Archiving

Resources for designing academic posters and poster presentations

Created by Health Science Librarians

Why Archive Your Poster?

Scholarly and research posters are typically one-time use items; once the conference or presentation is over, the poster hangs on a wall or is recycled, although some conferences "publish" posters online or abstracts in a professional association journal/supplement. However, these "grey" publications often have value as citable items later in the lifecycle of research.  Archiving your poster allows you to:

  • Point to a permanent, citable location for your poster with a DOI (digital object identifier)
  • Point to the actual poster(not just an abstract), including data, results, conclusions, and other information
  • Archive research that may have value but not result in a published article
  • Provide a record or timeline of research progress
  • Include durable links on reports, CVs, etc.
  • Extend the reach of innovations and ideas to a greater, public, audience
  • Market the secondary research output of a lab, division, department, or school.

Although your poster can simply be posted on a lab, department, or personal website in PDF format, for more stable and long-term storage and access, submitting it to an online repository such as the Carolina Digital Repository or F1000Research is a good idea.

Archiving Locations