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What is a Digital Commons?

What is Digital Commons?

Digital Commons is Miami Dade College's institutional repository of student and faculty work. The Commons showcases research, scholarship, and creative works by members of the MDC community. This service is dedicated to the preservation and open access of research, scholarship, and creative works of the College. The goals of the Digital Commons are:

Become the central access point for MDC produced scholarship and creative works

To showcase the works of the MDC community and promote it to a global audience

To provide access to, and establish a lasting platform for these materials to be disseminated. 


What can you find in Digital Commons?

Faculty work Conferences
Student work Audio and Video
Presentations Publications

How can you add your work to Digital Commons?

Digital Commons is accepting submissions, fill out this form

MDC's Librarians can help with uploading files, providing metadata, and researching copyright issues.

Benefits of a Digital Commons

Why contribute to Digital Commons?

When you upload a work to Digital Commons, you'll receive a static web address that you can add to your CV, résumé, or portfolio. You can log in to the Digital Commons site to see how often your works are being viewed. Once your work is in the site, it's easy for others to find it in Google, Summon and other search engines.


Digital Commons for faculty

  • Increases the visibility of your research
  • Improves rankings for your articles in Google and Google Scholar
  • Provides opportunities for collaboration outside of academia
  • Makes articles published in multiple journals available in a single location

Digital Commons for students

  • Makes research available outside of academia, including to potential employers
  • Allows students view past work by graduates of their program
  • Provides a permanent online home for your work, even after you graduate

Digital Commons for Miami Dade College

  • Promotes the research opportunities available to MDC students and the research interests of MDC faculty
  • Supports MDC’s social justice mission by making research freely available to researchers around the world
  • Provides access to MDC research in a single location, offering an opportunity for branding