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Digital WPI to Replace Digital Commons on Dec. 16

DEPARTMENT(S): 
December 9, 2020

WPI's digital repository will fully migrate to Digital WPI this month, and access to the legacy Digital Commons repository will end December 16.  

Launched in 2012, Digital Commons has been an important transitional digital platform at WPI, hosting student projects and research, faculty research, and unique archival assets. Beginning in 2018, Gordon Library and IT departments have been planning, developing, and launching a new open source repository, Digital WPI.

After successfully migrating all Digital Commons content to Digital WPI this fall, we will complete the transition this month. Beginning December 16, all requests for Digital Commons content will be redirected to the new repository.

Where possible, requests for individual works will be redirected to the identical work in Digital WPI. Where this is not possible, requests for Digital Commons content will be redirected to the appropriate collection in Digital WPI.

Since the launch of Digital WPI in September, not only has legacy content been migrated, but unique new digital content has been added to Digital WPI that has never been in Digital Commons. This includes A-Term 2020 student works, new faculty works, WPI Historical Images, additions to Project Boz, and new manuscript collections in Fire Protection Engineering. Additional content planned this winter includes a complete collection of WPI Yearbooks.

As a globally open repository for sharing unique WPI resources, Digital WPI supports WPI's mission by contributing freely to global knowledge and culture, enabling future research and teaching, and enhancing the visibility & impacts of WPI’s unique interdisciplinary and teaching practices.

For more information about Digital WPI, please visit the site today.