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Graduate research posters project inaugurates VCU's new online publishing platform

April 21, 2014

VCU's newest scholarly communication vehicle will get a test drive this spring through a partnership with the Graduate Student Organization. The VCU Scholars Compass, a new publishing platform managed by VCU Libraries, will create a digital archive of student work.

This service of VCU Libraries is free and open to graduate students participating in the Research Week symposia in spring 2014.

Now, students have an easy way to showcase the work they create beyond the one-day poster presentation during Research Week. With this archive, students’ work will be preserved and accessible for the foreseeable future. The creators/authors retain the copyright of the work including but not limited to future publication. They simply grant VCU the right to publish their work online.

Students are invited to access the website where they can then enter information related to their project including their name, discipline, name of their faculty mentor or principal investigator, an abstract of their research project, and a pdf. file of their poster. Visitors to the archive are able to browse by author name, subject, title and issue date. 

It is hoped that most of the posters that will be showcased at this year's Graduate Student Research Symposium and Exhibit April 22 will be posted to the VCU Libraries respository.

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VCU Scholars Compass is a publishing platform for the intellectual output of VCU’s academic, research, and administrative communities. Its goal is to provide wide and stable access to the exemplary work of VCU’s faculty, researchers, students, and staff. VCU Libraries administers and oversees the Scholars Compass.

To learn more about contributing to Scholars Compass, contact or your library subject liaisons.


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