Sponsored by the University Libraries, Loyola eCommons is a networked repository system established to collect, preserve, and provide access to scholarly material produced by the Loyola University Chicago community related to research, teaching, and learning for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and the larger academic community.
Loyola eCommons facilitates a wide range of scholarly and archival activities, including collaboration, resource sharing, author rights management, digitization, preservation, and access by a global academic audience. Loyola eCommons seeks to support the research, teaching, and learning process through the open-access dissemination of a wide variety of academic works.
Loyola University Chicago's mission speaks to the need for "knowledge in the service of humanity" and "learning and leadership in openhanded and generous ways to ensure freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth and care for others." Loyola eCommons is an extension of these core values, providing an online gateway to a wealth of scholarly information and knowledge.
The University Libraries have authored a white paper which provides an introduction to repositories and the open access movement, and lays out the rationale for the creation of such a resource here at Loyola. Click here to download the white paper, " A Digital Repository at Loyola University Chicago."
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