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Institutional Repository Services

Conferences & Events

ConferencesDigital Commons@Georgia Southern is proud to host 30 University-related conferences and events.. In addition to providing a permanent open-access archive for event materials, Digital Commons supports collecting, evaluating, and selecting proposals, including options for single and double-blind peer review.

The Digital Commons Team is excited to partner with conference organizers in our commitment to open-access archiving and sharing of conference materials. For more information about hosting your conference or event in Digital Commons, see the resources below, then contact the Digital Commons Team for an initial consultation.

Conference & Event Hosting Overview

See this slideshow overview about conference and event hosting in Digital Commons, or request a presentation by the Digital Commons Team.

Memorandum of Understanding

All conference-related services are provided free of charge; however, we do ask that conference organizers agree to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a condition of hosting their event in Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. During conference setup, the Digital Commons Team will review the terms of the MOU and make any needed revisions.

Digital Commons Event Setup Form

During conference setup, the Digital Commons Team will guide you through completion of the Digital Commons Event Setup Form. Once this form is complete, we will create and begin to configure your conference site. Conference sites can be ready to start collecting proposals in as little as two weeks.

Copyright and Reuse Licensing Considerations for New Conferences

The Digital Commons Team strongly recommends use of Creative Commons licenses with hosted conference materials. During conference setup, the Digital Commons Team will help you develop copyright and reuse policies that fit the needs of your event and participants. For existing conferences, we are happy to help review your policies at any time.

Removing or Modifying Works in Digital Commons

The Georgia Southern University Libraries make every effort to ensure that all works submitted to Digital Commons@Georgia Southern are archived and disseminated in accordance with United States copyright law, University policy, and the wishes of content creators. The Digital Commons Team does not have the authority to alter the content of any works published in the institutional repository. 

If for any reason you believe that a work included in Digital Commons should be removed or modified, please contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or  A member of the Digital Commons Team will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.

Liaison & Presenter Tools


For help, contact the Digital Commons Team at A member of the Digital Commons Team will respond as soon as possible during regular business hours.