As part of Preservation Week, we're highlighting the Dartmouth Library programs that can help you preserve your professional, personal, family, and community collections.
Today we’ll hear from Digital Scholarship Librarian Jen Green about how we can preserve Open Access articles, student publications and more.
Describe your role in the Library.
I work with faculty, students, and staff to help them share the results of their research, scholarship, teaching, and learning. I am involved in the planning, design, and development of Dartmouth’s emerging online scholarly repository, the Dartmouth Digital Commons.
Tell us about the Dartmouth Digital Commons.
The Dartmouth Digital Commons (DDC) is an open repository for Dartmouth produced scholarly, research, and educational output.
The collection that I work with most closely is the Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles collection. Open Dartmouth provides a space for implementing the Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy. This enables anyone in the world to find, read and download legally available, full-text materials authored by Dartmouth faculty.
Working papers, the results of locally held symposia, and student-led publications are other examples of scholarship that can be published- and preserved- through the DDC.
How does the Dartmouth Digital Commons support preservation?
DDC is a robust system that supports high-level backups of content. This means that if the system fails, the content has been saved multiple ways and multiple times so that it can remain available.
DDC supports preservation by providing a stable location for Dartmouth student, faculty, and staff to share their work. We know that there are many places online to share our work with the world, but the future of those services and resources is not always certain. When Dartmouth Library makes an investment in collecting and managing physical and digital items, the Library commits to preserving those items long-term. DDC is a system that the Library has researched and vetted as one that is safe for gathering, storing, and presenting items now and into the future.
Who can use the Dartmouth Digital Commons?
Because is it a fully open repository, anyone in the world can search and download content from DDC.
However, if users would like to share their own work on DDC, they must be affiliated with Dartmouth as a student, faculty, or staff member. There are a variety of ways to use the DDC to share your work. Some examples so far:
- Dartmouth student publication editors are able to openly publish student journals.
- Dartmouth faculty in Arts & Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, and the Thayer School of Engineering can submit their final peer reviewed versions of closed access articles or final versions of open access articles to Open Dartmouth.
- Dartmouth Librarians recently adopted a Dartmouth Library Staff Open Access Policy and will be sharing selected published or presented works within the DDC.
Other Dartmouth users have expressed interest in sharing content with the world. We are working with new communities for sharing student projects, department scholarship and more. Collections continue to grow and become more diverse. We always welcome questions about whether items Dartmouth student, faculty, and staff would like to share would be appropriate for the DDC.
How do I get started?
- Send us a note with your question or ideas for sharing: email@example.com
- Dartmouth Faculty may send us recently published articles on the “Submit Work” link located on this page: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/facoa/
- Read more about us and find our contact information: https://researchguides.dartmouth.edu/scholcomm