Digital Commons is a digital archive as well as another access point for research and creative works at UTEP. Each deposit receives a permanent URL that you can copy into an email, vita, or elsewhere and open at the document level.
The database is easy to search and highly discoverable on the web. Faculty experience wider distribution of their works, whether previously published in a different version or newly published, as the Digital Commons provides worldwide open access.
If you want to launch an e-journal, publish an e-newsletter or a book, Digital Commons is a publishing platform that allows for many types of publications and many levels of involvement. Additional assistance is available for those interested in starting a new journal or other types of publications, such as newsletters or conference proceedings.
As an author, if your deposit has downloads, you receive monthly statistics that tell number of downloads. You can also access real time usage reports about your work from your Author Dashboard. In addition you may receive email inquiries for copies of your articles where the sender might not have access to printing a PDF.
The repository is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students, and affiliates of UTEP.
Contact Lisa Weber (email@example.com) to create a collection for your work.
Any scholarship, creative work or work of institutional importance coming from UTEP are eligible for inclusion into Digital Commons. Examples of possible content are:
Digital Commons supports the preservation of digital objects no matter what format. However, it is suggested that materials be deposited in open formats such as .PDF, HTML, JPEG, MP3, WMV etc. for ease of user accessibility and preservation purposes. There is no limit on file size, but files should be reasonably sized. Contact Lisa Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are concerned about file size or format.
To archive material in Digital Commons you should:
In the case of multiple authors, please be sure you have the consent of all authors to include the work in Digital Commons
UTEP’s Digital Commons is an Open Access repository. In most cases, anyone can access and download content from Digital Commons, unless the author or other agreement specifically limits access to the work.