Digital Commons@Georgia Southern

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern is an open access digital collection whose purpose is to collect and disseminate the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, staff and students. Contributions come from all over campus and include theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, research publications, brochures, and newsletters.

Besides housing our University’s scholarship and creative works, Digital Commons also has the capacity to publish online journals and manage conferences. The site also hosts SelectedWorks web pages for our faculty, which are profiles that highlight faculty publications and achievements. All these features of the repository help to expand the visibility and influence of Georgia Southern University to outside academic communities by making publications available on the open web.

Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with the aim to preserve and provide access to that research. IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR. To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit The Digital Commons Institutional Repository research page.

Digital Collections Team

The Digital Collections Team is a voluntary group that meets on a regular basis to discuss concerns related to digital collections at Georgia Southern University. The team is expected to meet at least once per semester to review any problems or decisions needed related to digital collections whether Digital Commons, ContentDM or another digital collection. Decisions are made based on a vote or general consensus of the group.

Membership is open to anyone on staff at Henderson Library with an interest in Digital Collections. Membership is ongoing, and new members may join at any time. A notice of each meeting along with an agenda is sent out to all faculty and staff of Henderson Library so that any interested party may attend the meeting whether a member or not. A volunteer working with Digital Collections serves as team leader, prepares the agenda, and facilitates the meeting.