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Digital Commons

Open discovery for your institution’s research and scholarly work

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Increase the visibility & impact of your institution’s research & scholarship

Digital Commons helps institutions like yours shine a bright light on the full spectrum of the research and scholarship produced by your faculty members, students and staff. We take institutional repository (IR) software to new levels by including professional-grade open access publishing capabilities, specialized research data management tools and integrated faculty profiles so you can better promote the people, programs and experience that make your institution unique.

Serving academia (including law, business, and professional schools), hospital and healthcare networks, and non-profits around the world, explore how Digital Commons can help raise your institution’s visibility and impact.

Introducing Digital Commons Exhibits (DHX)

DCX is a new exhibits solution that combines our full-spectrum repository with a digital asset management system and streamlined workflows so you can create beautiful online exhibits. It’s the perfect solution for:

  • Art exhibitions
  • Unique collections
  • Historical artifacts, such as maps, blueprints, letters & manuscripts, multimedia files
  • Research Day events
  • Conference posters & materials
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • and more

Each exhibit is customizable so you can create exhibits around themes, projects and events.

Learn how DCX can help your exhibits' content be more discoverable by contacting your Elsevier representative for details and a demonstration.

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Serve diverse needs of institutional stakeholders, simply & securely

Technological advances have driven significant progress in the IR space, bringing new opportunities for institutions like yours to expand the reach of your research, scholarship and expertise. With Digital Commons, you get the latest secure, cloud-hosted technology with industry-leading search engine optimization to give your institution the edge it needs to maximize global visibility.

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Increase recognition with Digital Commons

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Is your institution large or small? Research-intensive, teaching-focused or both? Public or private? No matter your institution’s size, focus or type, explore why Digital Commons is uniquely positioned to increase the visibility and impact of your research and scholarship.

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Get peace of mind with Digital Commons

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We make publishing, tracking and showing the impact of your institution's unique mix of research, scholarship and expertise more manageable with our secure, cloud-hosted platform. Branded for your institution and optimized for search, Digital Commons is flexible and scalable so you can spend more time on growing and curating your IR rather than on maintaining it.

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The power of Digital Commons Data

Digital Commons Data gives your institution the tools you need to successfully drive forward your Research Data Management program, with powerful features for researchers, administrators and data curators to store, manage, curate, share and preserve data.

  • Store data in secure flexible storage, or connect to your institutional storage, solving your storage needs effortlessly
  • Showcase data alongside other outputs, to maximise reach and impact
  • Report on research data with interactive dashboards, for visibility on inventory, usage and engagement
  • Preserve data for long-term availability and reuse
  • Enable collaboration within and beyond the institution, to facilitate the research process
  • Put your library team in full control, with powerful tools to manage, administer and curate data

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Case studies

Case Study - Universidade de la Salle

Universidad de La Salle | Bogotá, Colombia

To better support its mission, Universidad de La Salle recognized the need to combine three separate digital platforms into a single unifying online presence while simultaneously addressing a long list of technical challenges. After considering several options, it identified Digital Commons as the perfect fit for its needs. This case study charts the university’s decision-making process, the rewards it has subsequently reaped and eight tips for other institutions embarking on a digital repository journey.

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Case Study - American University in Caïro

American University in Cairo | Cairo, Egypt

The mission of the American University in Cairo (AUC) is to become Egypt’s global university. To achieve this, the university sought a solution to offer global access to the wealth of its research, without straining its technological services. AUC turned to Digital Commons to help increase exposure and impact of AUCs research output.

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