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Scholarly Communications at Georgia Southern University

Resources and services to support faculty and graduate students' scholarly work from conception to publication and promotion

Scholarly Communications Newsletter - May 2021

Promote Yourself This Summer

Faculty, as you wrap up the academic year, there’s an easy task that will pay off when you return next fall: updating or creating your SelectedWorks Profile. Chances are you’ve published research, presented at virtual conferences, and accomplished a variety of scholarly activities this year. Perhaps newer faculty or those from Armstrong and Liberty Campuses haven’t created a profile yet. Or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve updated your existing profile. The University Libraries want to promote your work in our institutional repository, Georgia Southern Commons

Complete this form to get the process started. 

Through our turn-key service, the Georgia Southern Commons Team will build or update your SelectedWorks Profile based on your current CV. Benefits include:

  • A professional, Georgia Southern-branded profile showcasing your scholarship.
  • Preserve your work in Georgia Southern Commons, the University’s secure, stable Open Access archive. 
  • Increase discoverability of your work through search engine optimization.
  • The new version of PlumX Metrics is now private and accessible only to you and others you invite to see your Author Dashboard.
  • Monthly Georgia Southern Commons Readership Reports delivered to your inbox.
  • Deposit and share data as required by many funders and publishers.
  • Host materials in a variety of formats, including documents, image galleries, and downloadable and streaming video files. 

Complete this form to send in your CV, or contact us at digitalcommons@georgiasouthern.

Georgia Southern Commons Redesign

Georgia Southern Commons is getting a fresh look this summer! New visual and functional features will enhance the experience for visitors. The redesign features improved navigation and an updated header, colors, and fonts. The new site will go live before Fall semester starts. We can’t wait to share it with our community!


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Need a Home for Your Research Data?

The University Libraries Have You Covered! In addition to meeting funder and publisher requirements, sharing your data increases the visibility and impact of your research. Within reasonable size limits, the Libraries can host datasets in any discrete file format; plus we'll help you with organizing, describing, and licensing your data!

To get started, see the library's Guide to Curating & Sharing Data on the Data Management Services guide, then contact the Georgia Southern Commons Team for help with hosting your data.

Browse Our Growing Collection of Faculty Datasets

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Scholarly Communications News

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The 2021 ICPSR Summer Program--ALL Virtual!-- Begins May 3rd! 

The ICPSR Summer Program (all Virtual!) features online courses in statistics, quantitative methods, machine learning, and data analysis. From the introductory to the advanced, our courses offer training to 1,000 participants every year, whether they are undergraduates about to enter grad school, or tenured faculty learning (or re-learning) a particular technique.

  • Machine Learning
  • Regression Analysis
  • Multilevel Models
  • Structural Equation Models
  • Over 70 workshops and lectures to choose from!

Registration for the Four-Week sessions and the Short Workshops is still open! See the complete schedule and program descriptions: 

  • First Session: June 21-July 16, 2021 (Registration for the 1st Session closes on Sunday, June 13, 2021)
  • Second Session: July 19-August 13, 2021 (Registration for the 2nd Session closes on Sunday, July 11, 2021)
  • Short Workshops are available too, (Multiple dates from May through August 2021)

Stay up-to-date with ICPSR and subscribe to the Summer Program email list at: 

More about ICPSR: 


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