Digital Scholarship Services

Kennedy Library provides services to support scholarly endeavors by Cal Poly faculty and students. To utilize these services, please contact Marisa Ramirez, Digital Scholarship Services Librarian.

Digital Archiving Services

Robert E. Kennedy Library provides digital services to assist the campus community with the publication, sharing and preservation of research and campus history. We can assess your needs, provide guidance on your rights, and make referrals to appropriate digital services.

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DigitalCommons@CalPoly promotes discovery, research, cross-disciplinary collaboration and instruction by collecting, preserving and providing access to scholarly work created at Cal Poly. The repository also provides access to relevant documents created by administrative offices, departments and programs at Cal Poly. Members of the Cal Poly academic community are invited to contribute completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility through the DigitalCommons.

Information for Cal Poly Faculty

To contribute your content to the DigitalCommons@CalPoly, please download and sign the DigitalCommons non-exclusive license. Send the signed copy of the license along with your list of publications to:
Michele Wyngard
Digital Repository Coordinator
Robert E. Kennedy Library, Rm 409
Phone: (805) 756-2315

Information for Cal Poly Students

Senior Projects, Master’s Theses, Graduate Internship Reports and other student scholarship is digitally collected by various constituents on campus, utilizing the DigitalCommons@CalPoly tools. Questions should be addressed to the campus contacts below.

Project Type Name Dept Phone
Senior Projects Michele Wyngard Kennedy Library (805) 756-2315
Master’s Theses Meredith Rubin Graduate Education (805) 756-2328
Graduate Internship Reports
in Ag Education
Bill Kellogg Ag Education and Communication Department (805) 756-2803
STAR Program Research Posters Bryan Rebar STAR Program (805) 756-2859

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ePublishing Services

ePublishing services include hosting the output of faculty-supported or campus-based initiatives including journal and conference archive support.

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ePublishing services support faculty-supported or campus-based initiatives including journal and conference archive support.

Journal and Newsletter support
The Library can provide support for an existing journal or campus publication and help faculty, staff or students host a new journal or publication using journal hosting software and built-in peer-review tools.
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Conference support
The Library can provide an online paper submission and trusted digital archive to display presentations and papers at Cal Poly-hosted conferences or symposia.
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Planning & Archiving Consultations

The Library provides consultative and digital archiving services, helping scholars meet scholarly expectations and research funding agency requirements for sharing, reusing, and managing or archiving digital data.

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The Library provides consultative and archival services, helping scholars meet scholarly expectations and research funding agency requirements for sharing, reusing, and managing or archiving digital data.

Helping researchers

Today, an increasing number of academic libraries are taking on an advisory role, helping researchers meet new requirements that all grant applicants must provide a data management plan as part of their funding proposals. Visit the Digital Data Services page to learn more about these issues or contact Marisa Ramirez to schedule a consultation.

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