Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) has launched an institutional repository that focuses on student research papers, portfolios, and publications, while also welcoming faculty scholarship. IWU has enlisted students from Political Science, Economics, English and the School of Music to participate, allowing us to explore the administrative challenges of scholarly output in various media along with issues of copyright. In the future, the IWU Digital Commons will help students disseminate their work to external constituencies and provide a means to IWU to share undergraduate research with prospective students and alumni. The repository is also reaching out to faculty, and working with music and theatre arts work as well as textual scholarship. The poster session explains our approach and discusses strengths and weaknesses of it.
Library and Information Science
Davis-Kahl, Stephanie and Schmidt, Karen, "Focus on Students in the Institutional Repository: Building Bridges from the Past to the Future" (2008). Scholarly Publications. 27.