About Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech
Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech is a digital repository offering worldwide access to research, scholarship, campus publications and other creative works by members of the Michigan Tech community. This repository is a service of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. To learn more about Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech contact:
What are the benefits of contributing work to Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech?
Depositing work into Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech increases access to it in several ways that will enhance professional visibility and impact. Making work openly accessible online in the repository may lead to wider readership, as it does not require user fees or subscription access. Items in Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech are also search engine optimized, meaning that they appear high in the search results of sites like Google. Authors receive a monthly report with download statistics, allowing them to see exactly how many readers are accessing their work. Additionally, each item in Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech is assigned a stable URL which can be used to reliably link to the work.
About Institutional Repositories
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a university's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
For more information on institutional repositories see The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper, from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
Placing a work in Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech grants the library a non-exclusive license to preserve and distribute the work. Copyright is not transferred and remains with the rights holder.
Submitting a published work requires that you are the copyright holder or have permission from the rights holder to place your work into a digital repository.