Digital Commons @ Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School
Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School is an initiative of the William H. Hannon Library and the William M. Rains Library. The repository serves faculty and institutional interests by collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating faculty scholarship and creative works in a digital, open-access environment. This initiative is consistent with the library’s archival role and responsibility in preserving publications and other artifacts documenting the university’s history and the activities of its faculty, students, staff, and administrators. In addition to archiving LMU's scholarly output, the LMU community can use the repository to support publication of open access journals, host events, image galleries and other content.
Contact the Digital Program Librarian, Shilpa Rele at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Benefits of an Institutional Repository
Benefits of Institutional Repositories
Authors can deposit a version of their published work
Increased professional visibility; greater impact of scholarship
Works discoverable via commercial search engines
Access to download statistics
Access to social media citation metrics or Altmetrics
Long term preservation of works; authors not responsible for archival storage
Permanent links to works
Institutional Repository Contents
Contents of an Institutional Repository could include (to list a few):
Peer reviewed Journals
Student works, journals, electronic theses and dissertations