Every semester, faculty and students at PSU conduct an impressive amount of research that is then followed by papers, reports, theses and monographs. Until recently, finding and reading about that research was a task that required both skill and long hours in the library.
Now, thanks to a new service called Digital Commons, the wide range of student and faculty scholarship produced on the PSU campus each year is available for all of the world to see, in digital form, from any computer connected to the Internet.
Deborah White, the digital resources and initiatives manager at PSU’s Leonard H. Axe Library, said that PSU material available on Digital Commons is growing daily as new research is added and as student workers scan theses, KANZA yearbooks and other resources from the library’s considerable holdings into digital files. Digital Commons will also provide access to many of the rare and unique materials the library holds in its Special Collections area.
“A library’s role is to share information in the widest and least restrictive way possible,” said Randy Roberts, dean of library services “A service like Digital Commons is a modern tool that allows us to fulfill our mission in ways that were never before possible.”
To access Digital Commons, go to http://axe.pittstate.edu.