Branding and Credit

It’s important for your project to account for who has contributed and give them proper credit. The installation of WordPress issued to you by the DSG includes a page for credits. By default, it looks like this:

It includes a few parts.

The first portion is for you to fill in with your project members and alumni, which you can populate and organize how you’d like. Here's an example from the Arader Project:

The second portion is where you state how you’d like others to cite your project. A template is provided for you that we recommend you use. It also will include your copyright and licensing information, once you’ve discussed that with the Northeastern University Copyright Officer. The Arader Project's citation section looks like this:

The third portion is a boilerplate text that gives credit to CERES: Exhibit Toolkit and the Digital Scholarship Group. We request that you leave this section untouched. That section looks like this:

All CERES projects use the Northeastern University branding by default. Internal library projects use the Northeastern University Libraries branding. If your project would like to use other branding, you must get approval from the Marketing and Communications office in the library first. You can contact them at

You can choose from several color schemes for the Northeastern University branding. The option to select an NU Logo and its color is available in the WordPress Dashboard under Appearance -> Customize -> Colors -> Header.