The SNHU Academic Archive is an institutional repository, or digital library, providing free access to faculty and student research and other university resources. Learn more about its policies and use.
Accepted File Formats
Items submitted to the Academic Archive must be saved in one of the following file formats.
After submission, each item will be reviewed by library staff before it is approved for access. Documents submitted in non-preferred formats will be converted by the library to the appropriate format, and the submitter will be notified.
The formats indicated with an asterisk (*) are preferred.
*PDF, PDF/A Portable Document Format
CSV Comma Separated Values
RTF Raw Text Format
XML Extensible Markup Language
*AIFF Audio Interchange File Format
WAV Waveform Audio Format
*MPEG Motion Picture Experts Group
*TIFF Tagged Image File Format
PNG Portable Network Graphics
The following factors limit the ability to provide complete digital preservation.
Files will not be accepted if one or more of these factors are present:
• Encryption • Compression • Password protection • Fonts not embedded
File formats in the Academic Archive will be reviewed every three years to confirm they are still current. Currency will be determined by consulting documentation by leaders in the field, including, but not limited to, FCLA, MIT, and the Library of Congress.