With institutional branding, flexible embargo options, and support for a wide variety of multimedia formats, Digital Commons repositories make excellent showcases for student work. Among current Digital Commons customers, undergraduate capstones, senior projects, and honors theses in particular are on the rise. The documents and presentations collected here provide recommendations, case studies, and information on how you can share your students’ best scholarship with a wider audience.

See a showcase of outstanding undergraduate work in the Undergraduate Research Commons.

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Blog Posts

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Partnership with Library Extends Reach of Student Project at Trinity University, bepress

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Show What Your IR Can Do for Undergraduate Research Groups on Campus with a Great Leave-behind, bepress

Brochures and Promotional Handouts

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Digital Commons: A Showcase for Undergraduate Work, bepress

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Poster: Digital Commons: A Showcase for Undergraduate Work, bepress

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Publish or Post: Be a Knowledge Donor, Isaac Gilman

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Research Celebration Flyer, Wright State University

Digital Commons Webinars

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Best Practices for Undergraduate Research, Susan Cole, Martin Kelly, Betty Rozum, and Becky Thoms

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Supporting Undergraduate Success: The Repository as a Curricular Tool, Sara Lowe and Sean M. Stone

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IRs Supporting Community Engagement, Part I: Campus and Community Partnerships at Linfield College, Kathleen Spring and Brenda DeVore Marshall

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Supporting and Showcasing Undergraduate Research Through the Institutional Repository, Tim Tamminga

Examples

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Creative Writing Minor Portfolios, Cedarville University

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BA/BFA Senior Honors Book Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University

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SCOPE Projects, Olin College of Engineering

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Music Senior Recitals, Vassar College

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Honors Theses by Major, Wesleyan University

Forms, Checklists, and Workflow Documents

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Non-exclusive License Agreement for Student Work, Illinois Wesleyan University

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Student Work License Agreement, Matt Ruen

Presentations

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Riding the Wave: Open Access, Digital Publishing, and the Undergraduate Thesis, Char Miller

Research Papers

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Engaging Undergraduates in Scholarly Communication, Stephanie Davis-Kahl

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From Freshman to Graduate: Making the Case for Student-centric Institutional Repositories, Erin Passehl-Stoddart and Robert Monge

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Open Access Digital Repository: Sharing Student Research with the World, Patricia Shields