School of Earth Sciences Poster Presentations

Instructions for submitting to the School of Earth Sciences Poster Presentations collection in the Knowledge Bank. If you have questions or problems with the procedures below, please send a message to


You can do steps 1 and 2 any time during the semester that you intend to submit your poster to the Knowledge Bank.

1. Login to the Knowledge Bank to auto-register.

  • Go to:
  • Click on "Login" in the left-hand column under "My Account"
  • Click on "OSU Login".
  • Sign in with your OSU account (lastname.# and password) to be directed to your Submissions page
  • OR if your OSU login is already in effect in your browser, you will be taken directly to your Submissions page.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a collection to submit to until you are authorized to submit to the appropriate collection (see step 2 below).

2. Fill out the web form below and click on [Submit] to inform the Knowledge Bank staff that you have registered. They will authorize you to submit your poster to the appropriate collection. Knowledge Bank staff will send you an e-mail when you have been authorized. If you have not heard back from Knowledge Bank staff within two business days, please email

Once authorized, when you click on "start a new submission" after logging in you will see the name of your Poster Presentations collection in the "Select a collection" dropdown on the "Select a collection" screen. Before you are authorized this collection will not be available.


Note: This form will not automatically authorize you.  The Knowledge Bank staff will receive your request via this form and they will authorize you.

3. Convert your poster to PDF format. (Microsoft PowerPoint files will not be accepted.)

Note: Please do not use spaces or special characters in your PDF filename. Spaces and special characters — such as [ , ] , ( , ) , ! , é , and ü — can prevent access to your poster via the web once it is in the Knowledge Bank. Examples of properly named PDFs include: your_name_poster.pdf, name_poster_20090602.pdf. Also, please remember that the filename of your poster will be visible to the general public.

4. Submit your poster to the Knowledge Bank.

  • Go to:
  • Click on "Login".
  • Click on "OSU Login".
  • After logging in, click on "start a new submission".
  • Select your collection from the dropdown. Note: you will not be able to select a collection until you are authorized to submit (step 2 above).
  • Follow the steps of the submission form.

NOTE: During the submission process, you will be asked whether you are requesting an embargo (or delayed dissemination) for your poster.

Note: As a repository for digital assets, OSU's Knowledge Bank acts as a permanent archive. All items submitted remain as is at the time of submission, just as books once published remain in the form in which they were printed. PDF files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.

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5. Your work is done but it may take the Knowledge Bank staff 2 to 3 business days to add your poster to the Knowledge Bank. The system will send an email to you when it has been added informing you of the web address of your poster. Items in the Knowledge Bank are indexed by Google but it may take two weeks before you will be able to find it in Google.


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