Digital Commons is an institutional repository (IR) that provides digital presence for the scholarly and creative output of the Prairie View A & M University community. The upload material includes works by PVAMU faculty, theses and dissertations, material from the University Archives and Special Collections, and various centers, departments, and initiatives on campus. The University community is encouraged to submit material for inclusion in the PVAMU Digital Commons.
The mission of the PVAMU Digital Commons is to:
DigitalCommons is organized according to "communities". Any division, department, center, institute, lab or other unit or group at PVAMU can participate as a community in DigitalCommons. Each community assigns a coordinator who can work with the Library to support their DigitalCommons community.
Communities added to DigitalCommons work with the Library in determining:
What sorts of items are appropriate to a particular community collection
What electronic formats are acceptable in a particular community collection
Who may add items
Who may view items in the collection
Individuals wishing to submit content must be affiliated or sponsored by a community registered with Digitial Commons. The communities then determine which individuals may submit content to the repository. If a contributor to the repository leaves the University, his or her content will remain in the repository unless she or he requests its withdrawal.
By contributing to Digital Commons, you can receive the following benefits:
Digital Commons is an Institutional Repository platform that enables institutions to manage, display, and publish scholarship online.
Who can contribute? Current faculty, students, and staff. If you are interested in submitting your work.
The Faculty can also contribute unpublished conference presentations, research, or creative works. They may also want to contribute select pre- and post-prints of articles.
All graduate theses and dissertation and capstone projects can be published in Digital Commons.
As of 2020, all thesis and dissertation will be submitted to Digital Commons with approval of faculty advisors. Any other undergraduate student work must be recommended for Digital Commons by a faculty member OR originate from an official student publication.
What can I submit?
John B. Coleman Library