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Scholar Commons Guide

What is Scholar Commons

Establishing SCU as a proponent both of rigorous scholarship and free access to it by creating a network of scholarship, freely available to anyone.

Provide a suite of services to support free access to the scholarly output of SCU community members and establish internal and external networks to make SCU scholarship visible to the scholarly community.

Scholar Commons is a service offered by the University Library to archive and offer access to intellectual work produced by faculty, students, and staff at Santa Clara University. Open access publications, student projects, theses, dissertations, pre-print and post-print articles, instructional resources, and university archival material are all candidates for deposit. Please contact us for general inquiries on Scholar Commons and its services.

Included works will usually be authored/created, in whole or in part, by a Santa Clara University or Jesuit School of Theology faculty, staff, or student (with faculty sponsorship). Content does not have to be authored by an SCU or JST affiliate. For example, items may be accepted into the repository from:

  • Conferences that are held at / sponsored by SCU or JST
  • SCU / JST affiliate organizations
  • Honorary appointments

Depositors must hold the rights to the work or have permission to deposit from the rights-holder and sign the non-exclusive Scholar Commons Deposit Agreement.


Quick Stats as of March 2019

Metadata only records include article records that consist of links to publisher sites and items in the Faculty Book Gallery