What is KUGscholar?
KUGscholar is an institutional repository and publication service of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. It is an important component of the open access activities and should offer members of the KUG the organisational and technical parameters for the electronic publication of their research results. 
KUGscholar is technically a special user interface for KUG-Phaidra. This application uses the open source software Fedora Commons for archiving of digital objects and their meta data. 

How does the upload work?
We happily undertake the upload for you!
Please send your file to: paul.harm(at)kug.ac.at

How to upload your files yourself: You log into kugscholar.kug.ac.at with your personal account and can begin with the upload under "Publizieren". After being prompted to read and accept the Terms of Use, you either can import already existing meta data from an existing DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or press "weiter" and enter the data manually. Under "Pflichteingaben" you can choose and upload files, preferably as PDF. 
After completion of information an e-mail is being sent to the repository management that will check your details and release the document for KUGscholar.

Which publications can be uploaded to KUGscholar?
You can upload every publication that is already open access or/and where the rights have been resolved accordingly.
Currently there is no peer review process integrated into KUGscholar.

Who can view my uploads?
KUGscholar is an important component of the open access activities of the KUG, thereby the uploaded documents should be freely accessible. As part of the upload different licences can be selected.
More information about the licences can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/?lang=de

Does my publisher permit uploading to a repository?
A first overview about the open access policy of various publishers can be obtained through the platform Sherpa/Romeo: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php

Why should I submit my publication to KUGscholar, when it's already online available elsewhere?
KUGscholar assigns a DOI for every document, which is a distinct and permanent link that ensures the long-term discoverability and availability of your publication - an advantage over, for example, the allocation on a personal website or a homepage of an institute:
If you already made your publication available on another repository, there is no reason to do so on KUGscholar as well. The upload is not complicated and can also be gladly undertaken. The visibility and citation of a text will increase and, in addition, the KUG can present itself as an institution of open access output of its researchers on one place.