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Institutional Repository Services

Resources & Services to Support Access, Awareness, and Impact 

Open-access institutional repositories like Digital Commons@Georgia Southern and scholarly profile services like SelectedWorks Profiles provide researchers with opportunities to self-archive and distribute their research in new ways that increase access, awareness and impact. When combined with analytical tools like PlumX Metrics, these services help to tell the story of research at Georgia Southern University.

As part of the library's overarching Scholarly Communications initiatives and services for faculty and graduate students, we offer a full array of repository-related resources and services.

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern

Digital Commons HomepageDigital Commons@Georgia Southern is an open-access digital repository that collects, archives, and disseminates the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Digital Commons hosts contributions from across the campus and the community, including campus documents and publications, faculty and student research, conferences, journals, research data, news, and more. Learn how Digital Commons can support your research while extending its reach.

SelectedWorks Profiles

SelectedWorks ProfileSelectedWorks Profiles feature Georgia Southern researchers' scholarly information and publications with features not available from other profile services. Works completed while you serve at Georgia Southern are further archived in Digital Commons and are featured in our department and college Faculty Publications and Faculty Bookshelf collections. SelectedWorks profiles are easy to set up and maintain. Send a current copy of your CV and a recent headshot to the Digital Commons Team and we will create a profile for you! Send in your updates anytime, or update your profile yourself.

PlumX Metrics

PlumX Metrics Snapshot​PlumX gathers traditional and non-traditional impact metrics for your work, including citations, usage, captures, and social media mentions. PlumX helps you and your academic unit tell the story of your research. Any faculty member with a SelectedWorks Profile receives PlumX metrics for their works.

Copyright & Repositories

Copyright & Creative CommonsWhile open-access institutional repositories and scholarly profile services have created new ways for researchers to increase their research impact, publication always involves the exercise of copyrights. Your copyrights are a valuable asset that should be protected throughout the publication process. Learn about your copyrights, how to protect them with publishers, and how to maximize your opportunities to self-archive and share your work.

Data Management Services

Data Management Services HomepageIn conjunction with the library's Institutional Repository Services, we offer a full array of Data Management Services encompassing data management planning and data curation. For more information, see the library's Data Management Services guide.


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.