DigitalCommons@COD is an institutional repository used to collect, preserve, and showcase scholarly, educational, and creative works created by the COD community, including faculty, staff, and students.
The collection includes:
- artistic creations
- scholarly articles
- academic journals (faculty and student-created)
- book chapters
- college presentations
- conference presentations
- conference events
- multimedia projects
- musical performances
DigitalCommons@COD has been used to archive nearly 10,000 digital items, and has had over 2 million downloads.
DigitalCommons@COD facilitates global discovery of and access to COD's intellectual output by optimizing discovery of items through web search results in search engines such as Google. When a work is added to Digital Commons, it is ranked highly in relevant search engine results, which gives COD a higher profile in the global academic world. As well as optimizing works for discovery in search engines, DigitalCommons@COD provides a centralized and easily browsable website that showcases, in a single location, the quality and quantity of the College’s intellectual and creative output.
In essence, DigitalCommons@COD brings the College’s intellectual and creative works out into the open and allows the world and the local community to discover the amazing work being done at COD.