Poster Design & Images: Archiving
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.