What is WesScholar?
WesScholar is Wesleyan University’s digital repository system comprising three components:
- WesScholar’s institutional repository archives and preserves published works in perpetuity.
- SelectedWorks sites, WesScholar’s faculty scholar pages, enable faculty to share scholarship and biographical information.
- WesScholar’s journal publishing platform offers tools to publish online, peer-reviewed journals.
WesScholar utilizes Berkeley Electronic Press’s Digital Commons™ platform to capture, permanently preserve and distribute the scholarly output of Wesleyan faculty, students, and staff.
WesScholar’s home page is http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu . From there, you can access archives and Selected Works pages.
To request an access code so that you can begin building your SelectedWorks page, contact your academic computing manager, library liaison, the Center for Faculty Career Development, or a WesScholar administrator Leith Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I submit my published work to WesScholar’s institutional repository, thus archiving it in perpetuity?
- Collect the digital materials that you would like deposited in WesScholar. Check here for a table of acceptable file formats for submission.
- Confirm your right to put your work into an open-access repository. If you don’t know, contact your publisher. See Wesleyan’s Authors’ Rights Page.
- Contact your academic computing manager, library liaison, the Center for Faculty Career Development, or a WesScholar administrator (see above).
If you are interested in this module, please contact Dan Schnaidt.
WesScholar holds recent Wesleyan theses and dissertations, and will continue to showcase and preserve new papers as submitted. Archived Wesleyan faculty work builds daily. The administrators will be calling for staff submissions once a substantial faculty community exists.
What else should I know about WesScholar?
- The best way to get to know WesScholar is to visit the site:http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/
- Check the FAQ page too.
- Or, visit The Berkeley Electronic Press Digital Commons FAQ page.
- For Wesleyan’s faculty-submission policies, check this one-page document.
A complete guide can be found here.
- See how other institutions are using their Digital Commons™ platforms.
- University of California’s eScholarship Repository hosts many online journals.
For more help:
Contact a WesScholar administrator: Dan Schnaidt, email@example.com.