How to Contribute
There are several ways you can contribute to MicroCommons. Using the contribution form, you can upload a single:
- Document: publication, spread sheet
- Image: microartifacts, micromorphological samples, lab set-up, field sampling
- Announcement: relevant event, conference, lecture
- Movie / Video: tutorial, lecture
- Audio / Podcast: tutorial, lecture
- Web Resource: online publication, website
- Lesson Plan: syllabus, slideshow
You can also post content in the comments form at the bottom of any item page. Your opinions and remarks are a valuable asset to the MicroCommons database and community. Don't forget to subscribe to the RSS feed for comments so you can stay in the conversation!
MicroCommons accepts most common file types:
We encourage the use of file types that are cross-platform compatible or viewable by common or open source programs. For example, PDFs not only retain formatting, but can also be viewed by free readers like Adobe or Foxit, whereas not everyone owns Photoshop or Illustrator to open those particular file types (.psd and .ai respectively).
Due to server restrictions, images and other files larger than 5MB may not upload through the contribution form. If you wish to contribute files larger than 5MB, please contact the MicroCommons administrator.
If you have more than 10 items to upload, contact the MicroCommons administrator with your request. The administrator will reply with instructions on how to contribute your items in batch loads. If you have 10 items or less, we ask you please use the online contribution form.