The Hatfield Library is beginning an exciting new project. We are collecting digital copies of Willamette faculty research in our Academic Commons. This includes past and current research papers other works. It also includes data sets that Willamette Faculty may have created during their research process.
Here is a link to the current collections (click FACULTY RESEARCH on left side of screen): http://libmedia.willamette.edu/commons
Since these collections will be publicly available, faculty need to make sure that their publication contract allows for general public access. If the faculty member is not sure, they should contact their publisher. If the publisher does not allow for the final copy to be made publicly available, often times they allow pre-publication drafts instead, so this collection may include a number of pre-publication drafts too.
Once the faculty member has verified that it is okay to include their work in these collections, all you need to do is email a copy of your work to either Bill Kelm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Repplinger (email@example.com). They will upload it for the faculty member. All Willamette faculty from all departments are encouraged to submit their publications in digital form to be included in these collections, so these collections will grow over time.
This is a wonderful way for faculty to get their publications and research work out there for others to read and use. Students, current and prospective, may be interested in these works.