Digital Commons @ Kettering is an institutional repository designed to store, showcase and share works created by members of the Kettering University community. Developed by the Kettering University Library, Digital Commons provides the university community with a platform for publishing and accessing content produced by faculty, students, and staff.
Digital Commons @ Kettering makes the collective works of Kettering University available to the University community and, where permissible, to the public. The repository documents the history and growth of the university, as well as current progress in engineering and automotive research. Members of the Kettering University academic community are invited to contribute completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.
The scope and policies of the repository will be determined by the Digital Commons Steering Committee. To learn more about Digital Commons, Open Access and related concepts, please visit our Digital Commons LibGuide.
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a university's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.
To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit bepress' IR research page.
In support of scholarship and research Digital Commons @ Kettering University will:
Services available from Digital Commons include:
You can find the Digital Commons linked on the library's homepage, or visit from here. Once in the Digital Commons, you will be able to search in a variety of ways!
From the sidebar, you can choose to search by collection, discipline or author.
You can also take advantage of the search box on the left-hand side of the screen. Once you find an item of interest, you will be able to download in full text, or be re-routed to where the item can be viewed or purchased online, depending on copyright.
Examples of types of works the Digital Commons currently houses include:
To view the full library of Digital Commons webinar tutorials, click here or the image below.
We encourage all faculty to participate in the Digital Commons! Participation allows you to share your research and expertise with researchers around the world, collect all your work in one location, further open access to information, connect with other scholars, and keep track of when are where downloads are taking place. To join the many faculty that already do so, please sign the author agreement (below) and a librarian will be in touch to begin the process.
Librarians manage the uploading of published works, so providing a CV or link to an online platform where your published work can be found is all we need to get started.