The Hoffman Family Library is investigating Institutional Repository (IR) software to support our College Archives and Special Collections, faculty, staff, and students.
We are considering Digital Commons from bepress:
Digital Commons is the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers. A Digital Commons repository showcases the breadth of scholarship produced at an institution – everything from faculty papers, student scholarship, and annual reports to open-access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs.
Scholarly material and special collections in Digital Commons repositories are highly discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines, thereby extending the influence of your work and encouraging additional citations. Additionally, articles in Digital Commons repositories are indexed in the Digital Commons Network, a free discovery tool for full text scholarly articles used by researchers worldwide. The content is all the institution’s own; bepress provides the platform, the support, and the expertise.
This provides a permanent and organized digital presence for the intellectual and creates output of the Goodwin College community.
The mission of the HFL Digital Commons would be to:
- Support college scholarship by providing centralized access
- Promote faculty scholarship on a global level
- Expand accessibility to college archives and special collections
The Hoffman Family Library would like to invite Goodwin faculty and staff to attend a webinar meeting with bepress on Monday March 10th at 1pm to learn more about Digital Commons.