We impose no restriction on the file size of your contribution. However, when submitting items via the IR's web interface, your limit per file is 2gb (gigabytes), as that is the maximum size that most connections will successfully support. If you have larger files, or a large collection of files, please contact us to discuss your options.
We support many types of files.
Common open file formats (such as .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .html, .jpg, .png, .xml, .wav, .zip/.tar/.rar, .tif)
These formats can be used in the future or can be easily migrated or emulated. MSU Libraries commits to keeping your data accessible.
Common proprietary file formats (such as those produced by Adobe Photoshop, LaTeX, Microsoft Office, RealAudio, SPSS, QuickTime)
The program code for these formats are not public, but they are so widely used that they will almost certainly be usable in the future.
File formats produced by rare or highly specialized software to which the general public or MSU Libraries may not have access.
MSU Libraries cannot commit to preserving and maintaining such formats. If there is no suitable supported format to which you can convert your file, we may accept the item if accompanied by human-readable descriptive information (see more on describing data).
There are several ways to contribute your work to the Institutional Repository.
Best for single items or small files.
Once your submission has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email with a permanent link to your item.
You can stop and save your submission at any time - simply return to your Submissions page when you're ready to continue and finalize your submission.
For collections of material or large files, or if you are having trouble submitting via the web interface.