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Linfield faculty lecture to address digital repositories

Linfield College reference and distance learning librarian Carol McCulley will share examples of digital repositories and their impact on institutions during an upcoming faculty lecture at Linfield. “Digital Repositories: Places to Discover, Showcase and Preserve” will be presented Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield.

McCulley will share examples of how institutions use digital repositories and describe initial projects for Linfield, which will launch its own repository this spring. According to McCulley, digital repositories offer exciting opportunities not only to preserve, but also to publish and make discoverable the vibrant scholarly life of an institution.

“These new technologies create new connections,” she said. “Faculty can gain wider recognition for their teaching and research scholarship. Students can have their work recognized for its excellence, which may impact their futures.”

In addition, campus and community collaboration can be shared, alumni can connect more easily to their alma mater and unique programs can be discovered in a Google search.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by a member of the Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.