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Digital Commons Institutional Repository

The Digital Commons IR is a turnkey solution to openly publish, manage and promote the full spectrum of your institution’s research and scholarship. It helps you meet the rising need for remote teaching and learning.

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Digital Commons IR overview

Showcase your institution, research and collections

Highlight your published faculty research in a professional manner that’s fully visible, from published, peer-reviewed articles to working papers, grey literature, conference proceedings, lecture notes and more. Student works, too, can be given a visible and lasting home for sharing with their future employers, graduate schools, or for prospective students of the institution.

Benefits of IR

From hosting resources and planning and promoting conferences and events to sharing legacy collections, accessing metrics on-demand and meeting accessibility requirements, Digital Commons' IR meets all your needs.

Host open educational resources and textbooks

Support online teaching and learning and promote your institution’s teaching excellence by offering a full range of open educational resources (OERs) and open textbooks. These not only save your students money, they also increase student engagement and retention.

Digital Commons IR: Host open educational resources and textbooks

Plan and promote conferences and events

Make the most of institution-hosted conferences, symposia and lecture series with intuitive tools to plan, promote and publish all aspects of your events. Manage everything from calls for papers to archived proceedings. You can also stream video and audio files on the platform.

Digital Commons IR: Plan and promote conferences and events

Share institutional legacy collections

Manage, preserve and showcase institutional documents and collections — including photographic archives, recordings of notable guest lecturers, historical documents and more — with the world, from portraits and speeches of past chancellors to theatre playbills and the uniforms worn by record-setting or groundbreaking teams.

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Accurate, on-demand impact metrics

Track and measure the impact of institutional work on the Dashboard, which shows — in real time — where IR content is being read. Filter and export analytics (without inflated readership and download counts) to give you confidence in your reports.

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Video: Showcase your institution's true global impact with Digital Commons

Digital Commons Portals

Curated by university librarians, editors, and their supporting institutions, the scholarship discoverable in the portals include peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

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Cover of Scopus & Digital Commons Case Study - A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Case Study: Hal Bright, Library Director at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, explains how Digital Commons IR and Scopus help to increase the visibility of ATSU and its research.

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Expert support and security

The Digital Commons IR is a secure, scalable, cloud-hosted technology with the following additional support and security features:

  • Low cost of ownership and no IT investment

  • Dedicated consultation and service support, including free training

  • Unlimited, secure storage of all file sizes and types

  • Reliable performance with 99% uptime

  • Accurate, visually compelling analytics

Ready to showcase?

Learn more about using Digital Commons for your institutional repository — download the flyeropens in new tab/window and contact us today.

Our representatives can help you assess what’s best for your needs, whatever your institution's size, type or mission.

Digital Commons Institutional Repository flyer