A: Digital Commons @ Kettering is an institutional repository that offers open access to the collected scholarship and creative works of Kettering University faculty, students and staff. It is a service of Kettering University Library.
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A: Digital Commons @ Kettering makes the scholarship of Kettering University easily available in one location online, enabling increased access to colleagues (both at Kettering and beyond), students and the greater online community. Works placed in the repository are more easily discovered in popular search engines as well as other academic search portals. This greater access makes it easier for researchers around the world to discover your work.
In addition, because a permanent URL is established, researches can cite these works without the normal concerns regarding content online disappearing or moving. Digital Commons @ Kettering is a valuable way to extend the scholarly output of Kettering University to include greater reach and increased circulation not only in Michigan, but throughout the country and beyond. This increased visibility, awareness, and stability benefits both content creators and Kettering University.
• Increased visibility: Digital Commons @ Kettering opens up the accessibility of your content increasing its discoverability and usability by making it available through common online search tools allowing the author to gain wider distribution of their scholarly output.
• Permanence: Digital Commons @ Kettering provides a stable URL to your publications so your research will always be findable.
• E-Publishing: Digital Commons @ Kettering facilitates creation of electronic journals, newsletters and conferences.
• Grant requirements: Submitting your works to Digital Commons @ Kettering can help meet the criterion of some grants with data-sharing aspects, such as the NSF and NIH.