Cloud Storage at OSU

Oregon State University offers many different cloud storage locations: Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive, and Box.

Box

http://box.oregonstate.edu/

  • Box offers Unlimited storage space.
  • Files and folders can be uploaded to Box. From there they can be shared with collaborators.
  • Using Box integration with Microsoft Office and Google Web Apps, files can be created and edited within the Box browser.
  • After you leave the university, files can be transferred to a personal account or your OSU Box account can be changed to a free account.
    • If you are over the storage limit (5GB for a free account) when changing to a free account, Box allows you to keep all your files but you cannot edit or add more files till you are lower than the limit.

For instructions and help for Box visit this FAQ: http://box.oregonstate.edu/support-box-faq. We also have a page with some helpful info for Linux users who want to use Box.

Microsoft One Drive

http://office.cloud.oregonstate.edu/

  • One Drive only offers 1TB of cloud storage space.
  • Through One Drive, you can either create or upload files. From there, they can be shared with collaborators.
  • When you leave the university files need to be transferred to a personal account or to another OSU student or they will be lost.

For instructions and help for One Drive visit: https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1935/Portal/KB/.

Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/

  • Google Drive offers Unlimited cloud storage space.
  • Through the various Google Drive Apps, you can either create or upload files. From there, they can be shared with collaborators.
  • Not only can files be shared but folders can be also - giving collaborators of a folder access to all files in the folder without sharing each individual file.
  • When you leave the university files need to be transferred to a personal account or to another OSU student or they will be lost.

For instructions and help for Google drive visit: http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/osu-applications/google-apps/google-drive.

Multiple Cloud Storage Solutions

All of your different storage locations can be managed by Kumo (OSU lab computers and desktops only). Instructions for setting up Kumo are available at http://it.engineering.oregonstate.edu/kumo.

Resources

For questions about optimal data storage or help finding suitable equipment, e-mail: roots.support@oregonstate.edu


Repository

ScholarsArchive is Oregon State University's digital repository for research, scholarship, and historical records.

What are the benefits of depositing my research or scholarly materials into ScholarsArchive@OSU?
  1. Universal access - Items in ScholarsArchive are available to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. There are no fees to access work.
  2. Increased impact - Open access scholarship is cited more often than scholarship available via paid subscriptions. Increased visibility and use of open access scholarship boosts impact, as demonstrated by ScholarsArchive's download statistics.
  3. More exposure - ScholarsArchive makes your work freely available to anyone who may be interested.
  4. Easier information discovery - The full text of your work and its metadata is searchable, making it discoverable through Google, Google Scholar, other large search engines, and library search tools.
  5. Persistent access - Every work in ScholarsArchive is secured to a persistent URL that won’t break or disappear. You can paste this URL into any document, resume, CV, or webpage with confidence that it will work in the future.
  6. Long-term preservation - OSU Libraries is committed to maintaining and preserving content and associated metadata stored within ScholarsArchive.
  7. New computational research technologies - ScholarsArchive takes advantage of new computational research technologies to provide additional functionality, such as text mining and data linking.
  8. Highlight research - ScholarsArchive provides a showcase for your department’s research and scholarship. You can point to your department’s scholarship to attract scholars, researchers, and funding.
  9. Create a corpus of OSU research and scholarship - ScholarsArchive captures the intellectual capital of Oregon State University in one place.