10 reasons to participate in the Jefferson Digital Commons
Jefferson Digital Commons
The Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC) is the free digital archive for articles published by Jefferson authors, Jefferson-sponsored journals, and historical materials from the University Archives and Special Collections.
Exposure on the web: All files are indexed by common search engines. In 2008, a request came from Dr. Stephen Whitney at Rice University to include an article he found in the JDC in a print CoursePack for approximately 40 students enrolled in his MBA management course.
University Press: Create your own online e-journal, such as the Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry. Or post your departmental newsletter, annual report, lectures, conference proceedings etc.
File flexibility: The Jefferson Digital Commons supports a variety of file types including: Word, PDF, images, video clips, sound segments, data sets and PowerPoint files.
Version control: You control what version is archived in the Digital Commons (copyright permitting).
Personal pages: Create a personal researcher page to further promote yourself on the web. Readers can receive email alerts when new materials have been posted to your page.
Stability: Deposits are given a stable web address, making them easier to find and share without dealing with broken web links. This is an example of a stable web address: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/rsfp/1/
Nobel Prize winners: Yes, even Nobel Prize winners are enthusiastic about the Jefferson Digital Commons.