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Overview & General Inquiries

Open-access institutional repositories like Digital Commons@Georgia Southern and scholarly profile services like SelectedWorks Profiles provide researchers with opportunities to self-archive and distribute their research in new ways that increase access, awareness and impact. When combined with analytical tools like PlumX Profiles, these services help to tell the story of research at Georgia Southern University.

As part of the library's overarching Scholarly Communications initiatives and services for faculty and graduate students, the library offers a full array of repository-related resources and services to the Georgia Southern community.

For more information, visit the library’s Institutional Repository Services guide, or contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or . A member of the Digital Commons Team will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.

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Digital Commons@Georgia Southern

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern is an open-access digital repository that collects, archives, and disseminates the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Digital Commons hosts contributions from across the campus and the community, including campus documents and publications, faculty and student research, conferences, journals, research data, news, and more.

For more information, see the Digital Commons@Georgia Southern page on our Institutional Repository Services guide.

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SelectedWorks Profiles

SelectedWorks Profiles feature Georgia Southern faculty members' scholarly information and publications with features not available from other profile services. Works completed while you serve at Georgia Southern are archived in Digital Commons@Georgia Southern and are featured in our department and college Faculty Publications and Faculty Bookshelf collections. Furthermore, anyone with a SelectedWorks profile automatically receives a personal PlumX profile.

SelectedWorks profiles are easy to set up and maintain. Simply complete this form or send a current CV and a recent headshot to the Digital Commons Team at . We will create a profile for you! Send in your updates anytime, or update your profile yourself.

For more information, see the SelectedWorks Profiles page on our Institutional Repository Services guide.

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PlumX Profiles & Reports

Any faculty member with a SelectedWorks Profile automatically receives a personal PlumX profile. PlumX Profiles gather traditional and non-traditional impact metrics for your work, including citations, usage, captures, and social media mentions. With this data, PlumX provides robust reports, which help you and your academic unit tell the story of your research.

The accuracy and completeness of PlumX metrics is impacted by many factors, including data sources, data quality, and other technological constraints. The library provides these reports for informational purposes only to help identify trends in how your research is being accessed and used.

For more information, see the PlumX Profiles page on our Institutional Repository Services guide.

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Copyright & Repositories

While open-access institutional repositories like Digital Commons@Georgia Southern and scholarly profile services like SelectedWorks Profiles have created new ways for researchers to increase their research impact, publication always involves the exercise of copyrights. Your copyrights are a valuable asset that should be protected throughout the publication process.

For more information, see the Copyright & Repositories page on our Institutional Repository Services guide.

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Data Management & Curation

In conjunction with the library's Institutional Repository Services, the library offers a full array of Data Management Services encompassing data management planning and data curation.

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern is host to a growing number of data collections, which you can browse here. Curate and share your research data in Digital Commons, OpenICPSR, or other data repositories available to you through the library.

For more information, see the library's Data Management Services guide.

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