Advantages of a Digital Commons Hosted Repository Solution for Librarians
Digital Commons lets you do things that you can’t do with any other repository.
Focus on success, not technology
Digital Commons is a fully hosted and supported platform, which frees you up to acquire digital assets, build collections, work with scholars, and promote your repository as a hub of scholarly activity for your entire campus and community.
Engage scholars in unique ways
With peer-review publishing, conference management, multimedia features, and individual scholar sites, your repository will provide sought-after services to scholars on your campus and give them reason to embrace the repository as their own.
Raise your institution’s profile
Optimized for major search engines, beautiful, and easy to use: a successful IR helps you forge partnerships with the community outside of your institution, prove the value of your institution to funders, and raise institutional visibility and relevance.
Get expertise and best practices
Digital Commons has been honed through years of experience and study of successful repositories. Clients benefit from the expertise of our world-leading repository team who will advise you on best practices gathered from institutional repositories worldwide.
Low total cost of ownership
Open Source IR software is free to acquire but expensive and time consuming to implement. It requires hardware to serve and house data and dedicated personnel for maintenance and development.