About DigitalCommons@Bryant University

DigitalCommons@Bryant University houses diverse materials produced by Bryant University students, faculty, and staff. The purpose of this institutional repository is to collect, organize, preserve, promote, and disseminate research products and the legacy of Bryant University culture for the rest of the world to use without barriers to access.

The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library also features digitized versions of select items in our physical archive, including our University yearbooks, Bryant Magazine, various historical documents, and our celebrated Bryant College Goes to War collection, which makes available more than 1,300 letters from over 80 Bryant men and woman who participated in the Bryant College Service Club.

Who can contribute materials to DigitalCommons@Bryant University?

DigitalCommons@Bryant University makes available work created by current faculty, students, and staff, as well as the materials from groups affiliated with Bryant University, its departments, programs, groups, projects, or conferences.

Why would I want to contribute to DigitalCommons@Bryant University

All materials housed in DigitalCommons@Bryant University can be found in search engine queries from products like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Furthermore, all items submitted to our institutional repository are also indexed in OCLC WorldCat, which is a comprehensive catalog used by libraries and research institutions worldwide. Because of these integrated tools, the reach of research articles housed in the repository is greater than those housed only in journals, even journals that are already open access.

DigitalCommons@Bryant University collects article level metrics on downloads, views, and other uses of your research products.

We can be flexible in terms of restricting access of unpublished creative and scholarly works to allow time for the author to publish before making the work openly accessible with us.

What types of materials does DigitalCommons@Bryant University collect?

There is almost no limit to the kinds of resources that can be housed in DigitalCommons@Bryant University. Here are a few examples:

  • Faculty publications, lesson plans, presentations, photographs, videos, research notes, drafts, data sets, communications
  • Grey literature (technical reports, research reports, working papers)
  • Conference and event proceedings (papers, presentations, programs, videos)
  • Datasets
  • Computer programs and software
  • Open access journals
  • Open Educational Resources, including open textbooks, lesson plans, videos
  • Books and book chapters
  • Memorabilia related to research or Bryant University history
  • University archival records, policy documents, meeting minutes, notes, reports
  • Course materials
  • Theses and Senior Honors Projects
  • Special Projects

Special Considerations

Create an Open Access journal with DigitalCommons@Bryant University

Our institutional repository is equipped with the functionality for you to create, host, and maintain an Open Access journal. Please contact Sam Simas () to find out more.

Archive documents from campus events, conference, and workshops

If you host a conference, workshop, or other event on campus and would like to make the products of that conference available (including, but not limited to, the schedule, promotional materials, notes, etc.) then DigitalCommons@Bryant University can accommodate these materials. Please contact Sam Simas () to plan your submission.

Is there something you’d like to include that is not listed here? Contact Sam Simas () to plan your submission.