Statement of Purpose

The Bowdoin Digital Commons advances scholarship and encourages the growth of scholarly communities through free access, quick discovery, and wide dissemination of digitally published content created by the College’s faculty, students, and administration. By offering a shared venue for the results of original research, literary and artistic expression, teaching and learning, as well as for select College publications, the Bowdoin Digital Commons supports scholarly communications that reach across the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines.

The Bowdoin Digital Commons is not intended for raw data storage, works-in-progress, electronic records management, or personal use. A campus-wide steering group develops guidelines and policies relating to the Bowdoin Digital Commons and oversees the submission, organization, and maintenance of accepted works.