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Digital Collections @ Suffolk User's Guide

Use this guide to help with using Suffolk's Digital Commons site, Digital Collections @ Suffolk.



   Digital Collections @ Suffolk is a digital repository and       publishing platform for the scholarly and creative output of   Suffolk University faculty, students, and staff. Suffolk is using bepress’s Digital Commons software which collects, indexes, stores and publicly disseminates faculty research papers and books, data sets, selected collections of student work, audiovisual materials, images, and  special collections.

 Digital Collections @ Suffolk is a service of the Sawyer Library and Moakley Law Library. Questions? Please email the  Digital Collections Team for more information.

Benefits of Posting to DC @ Suffolk

Here's a few of the many benefits for using and posting your scholarship to DC @ Suffolk:

  • Increase Impact: The repository is regularly indexed by Google, Google Scholar, Bing and other popular search engines, which makes your scholarship easy to find 
  • Share Hard-to-access Scholarship: Certain forms of scholarship that that don't get distributed by publishers, such as conference presentations, exhibits and performances, now have the opportunity for wider dissemination 
  • Measure Readership: Authors can receive monthly e-mail reports that indicate how many times their publications have been downloaded, cited, or mentioned in online forums.  
  • Open Access Mandates: A growing number of granting agencies require grant recipients to deposit peer-reviewed scholarship from their projects in open access databases  
  • Create or Enhance Your Online Presence: DC @ Suffolk provides a great opportunity to build or enhance your branding and online presence  
  • Manage and Preserve Your Work: You can aggregate your scholarly output in a single location, and the output of your grant-funded projects and programs, instead of having your works spread out across different journals.  
  • It’s Easy: To get started, all you need to do is set-up your account online and gather electronic copies of your works. Repository staff will then work with you to get as much of your work available as possible. Please reach out to the Digital Collections Administrators for support or with any questions.