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About the Archive

What is the Faculty Digital Archive (FDA)?

The Faculty Digital Archive is a highly visible repository of NYU scholarship, allowing digital works—text, audio, video, data, and more—to be reliably shared and securely stored. Collections may be made freely available worldwide, offered to NYU only, or restricted to a specific group. more info

Who can deposit material in the FDA?

Full-time faculty may deposit their research—unpublished and, in many cases, published—in the FDA. Departments, centers, or institutes may also use the FDA to distribute working papers, technical reports, or other research material. more info

Who can access the FDA?

By default, content in the FDA is world-readable, unless collection owners choose to restrict access. more info

Finding material

You can browse or search the FDA using the Browse and Search links in the navigation menu to the top of every page. Collections and items in the FDA all have a URL that is a permanent link--it will always work, and can be used in citations. more info

Restricted material

While most of the collections in the FDA are open to anyone on the internet, some are restricted by their owners. If you have questions about restricted resources, please write to

Creative Commons Licenses

We encourage scholars to use Creative Commons licenses where possible in order to maximize the impact and reach of their work. These licenses work along with your copyright, allowing you to share materials as you wish, without readers having to contact you for permission. To learn more and select the correct license for your work, visit the Libraries’ Creative Commons research guide or contact the Scholarly Communication Librarian, April Hathcock,

Questions and Account setup

For more information on the FDA, to request space for your materials, or for help with an existing collection, visit our Service Link documentation or e-mail queries to


The contents of the FDA may be subject to copyright, be offered under a Creative Commons license, or be in the public domain. Please check items for rights statements. For information about NYU’s copyright policy, see