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University Library: Re-visioning Update and Scholarly Commons Launch

Office of the ProvostDec 5, 2016
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Re-visioning Report Now Available
As previously reported, last spring Pacific began a re-visioning process for its University Library. This past summer, Credo planning consultants and EHDD design architects initiated the Stockton Campus Library visioning process by engaging campus representatives in a charrette (interactive workshop). The results of this process are now available via a final report and faculty survey results that can be found at the University Library Re-visioning SharePoint site. Briefly, four project goal recommendations have emerged:

  1. Build Student Learning Spaces 
  2. Deliver Academic Library Services 
  3. Enhance Faculty Development Spaces 
  4. Facilitate Student Academic Success 

Learn more at the University Library Re-visioning SharePoint site.

Scholarly Commons Has Launched!
The University Library is excited to announce the launch of Scholarly Commons: a centralized, digital repository for Pacific's scholarly and creative works. Scholarly Commons is a free service to collect and make globally available the research, scholarship and creative works of University of the Pacific faculty, students and staff. Here you can archive your scholarly and creative work; disseminate it to the world and increase exposure; demonstrate its impact with monthly usage statistics; and even host a journal or conference with built-in publishing tools!

And, Scholarly Commons can also host your digital CV - all you need to do to create your own is to send your current CV to Michele Gibney, Pacific's new Digital Repository Coordinator. She'll not only create your page (like this one) but also do rights checking with publishers to add full text PDFs to increase the discoverability and exposure of your work. She also can meet with you to discuss additional works or projects such as data management, unpublished works (grey literature), etc.

Gibney is in the process of meeting with schools to discuss their needs, and is available to meet with departments and individual faculty members upon request. You can contact her at (mgibney@pacific.edu) or 209.932.2823. 

In addition to hosting faculty scholarship, there are plans to add student scholarship such as the Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference and theses/dissertations. Adding student work can assist in graduate school and job applications for students by providing them a stable URL to share of their scholarly and creative works. 

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