Show just how much your research & scholarship matter
Digital Commons is a best-in-class turnkey institutional repository (IR) and open publishing platform designed to increase exposure and impact of your institution’s research and scholarship.
No matter your institution’s size, type or mission, Digital Commons can help you show your institution in its best light to:
- attract the best students and faculty
- support open access initiatives, including faculty-published journals
- publish open educational resources and open textbooks
- comply with research data-sharing mandates
- tell your history through open sharing of special collections and archival images
- … and more
Read how four institutions leverage their repositories to support their goals:
Mission accomplished! Serving your institution’s strategic goals with your repository
Increase visibility for everything your institution produces
Faculty scholarship & research, including grey literature, digital humanities & multimedia/creative works
From published, peer-reviewed articles to working papers, conference proceedings, lecture notes and more, Digital Commons showcases the breadth of work being done across your institution to enhance the reputation of your faculty and programs. You can even support faculty's digital humanities projects and creative work in a variety of multimedia formats.
Student work & electronic theses & dissertations (ETDs)
Give students a visible and lasting home for their accomplishments — and show prospective students what kind of education they can expect to receive at your institution. From honors theses, capstone projects and student-edited publications to fieldwork, creative arts and dissertations, students do their best work when they know it will be shared with potential employers, graduate schools, parents and peers.
Read a case study (PDF, 3.5 MB) from Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Enable faculty and students to publish open access journals in any field, whether established or emerging. Top-rated search engine optimization (SEO) will bring readers from every corner of the globe so editors (and you) can see the impact of their journals.
Read a journal publishing case study (PDF, 1.2 MB) from Technological University Dublin
Open educational resources & textbooks
Promote your institution’s teaching excellence by offering the full range of open educational resources (OERs) and open textbooks to help save your students money while increasing student engagement and retention.
Research data to support open science & funders’ mandates
Securely store, manage and openly share data — in any format — from researchers, departments and centers hosted by your institution.
Conferences & events
Make the most of institutionally hosted events such as conferences, symposia and lecture series with intuitive tools to plan, promote and publish all aspect of an event. Manage everything from calls for papers to archived proceedings; plus, streaming video and audio capture all presentation formats.
Institutional archives & special collections
Is your institution’s unique past hidden away in dusty file cabinets or on retired professors’ floppy discs? Digital Commons lets you manage, preserve and showcase any content, including photographic archives, recordings of notable guest lecturers, historical documents, art exhibitions and more. Share your institution’s legacy with the world, from portraits and speeches of past chancellors to theatre playbills and the uniforms worn by the 1952 field hockey team.
Law & business schools
Law, business and professional schools around the globe are discovering how Digital Commons helps them preserve and promote their specialized intellectual output and expertise.
Faculty profiles & galleries
Give faculty the visibility they need through online profiles and galleries of experts. Expert Gallery Suite complements the Digital Commons platform by promoting the people and their expertise who make your institution unique.
Want stakeholders to fall in love with the library?
Offer the repository that puts your institution’s research and scholarship on a global stage. Learn how Digital Commons can raise the library’s visibility and demonstrate how it supports your institution and its mission.