Answered By: Amanda McLellan
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014     Views: 19

The Digital Commons is Longwood's institutional repository. It serves as an archive of University, student, and faculty publications, and gives the world at large a snapshot of some of the great work being produced here. An institutional repository benefits the institution, the researcher and anyone interested in scholarly outputs. From an institutional perspective it provides a record of scholarly activity taking place within the university. For a researcher, it creates stable and reliable records of your work.

If you include your work, it will:

  • Be given a permenant link that you can use to share your work with friends and family.
  • Be accessible from all around the world by scholars and researchers.
  • Help highlight the quality of work from Longwood students and faculty.
  • Give you monthly reports on how often your work is being accessed.
  • Help you build a portfolio for future employment or for faculty tenure.
  • Establish publication dates to prevent copyright theft.

If you have any questions, please email

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