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Digital Commons @ Winthrop

Digital Commons @ Winthrop is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the academic output of Winthrop University faculty, students, and staff.

10 reasons to use Digital Commons @ Winthrop

  1. Free: Digital Commons @ Winthrop can help share your research with the world via the World Wide Web. There is no cost in depositing materials.
  2. Dacus Librarians: Librarians will help with your copyright questions.
  3. Exposure on the web: All files are indexed by common search engines. 
  4. Statistics: Receive monthly email alerts indicating the number of times your files have been downloaded. Increased visibility translates into higher citation rates.
  5. University Press: Create your own online e-journal or post your departmental newsletter, annual report, lectures, conference proceedings etc.
  6. File flexibility: Digital Commons @ Winthrop supports a variety of file types including: Word, PDF, images, video clips, sound segments, data sets and PowerPoint files.
  7. Version control: You control what version is archived in the Digital Commons (copyright permitting).
  8. Personal pages: Create a personal researcher page to further promote yourself on the web. Readers can receive email alerts when new materials have been posted to your page.
  9. Stability: Deposits are given a stable web address, making them easier to find and share without dealing with broken web links. 
  10. Great place showcase the research and scholarship that Winthrop produces,not just for faculty but for students as well.