In this challenge, we’ll explore how scholarly digital repositories can help you make all kinds of work—from article pre-prints to slide decks to syllabi—easier to preserve, share, discover, and cite.
Have you ever shared your published articles or other forms of scholarly work with colleagues over social media or through email, or posted them to your personal website? Using a digital repository can make the common activity of exchanging work with colleagues easier and more stable.
Not all repositories behave exactly the same way, but as a general rule, by depositing work in a repository, you’ll get:
There are many different scholarly repositories. Often they are focused on specific disciplines, such as mathematics or biology; or particular communities, such as members of the Modern Language Association or Eastern Michigan University faculty.
Looking for more options that those listed below? Consider this wide range of repositories by discipline.
With this challenge, you have three possible activities to choose from:
Activity 1: EMU faculty - contact your subject librarian to discuss adding materials to DigitalCommons@EMU.
Activity 2: If you have deposited materials in a repository, check usage/download statistics to gather information about its use and impact.
Activity 3: Choose a repository from the list above (or a different one that you know) and take some time to explore it. Find one item of interest in the repository that you'd like to read, use in your research or teaching, or share with colleagues.
Content for this challenge of the Scholarly Impact Challenge has been derived from the University of Michigan's Research Impact Challenge and the University of Minnesota's Research Impact Challenge. Both challenges are licensed CC BY 4.0.