The use of institutional repositories is becoming more common in health care universities. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine PCOM Library has an institutional repository IR, the DigitalCommons@PCOM. The PCOM Library must ensure that 133s, faculty, and students want to use open access resources and submit articles, posters, and other materials to the DigitalCommons@PCOM by educating them about publication policies, author rights, and open access. Additionally, the project will provide education on finding and evaluating resources that are found online in open access resources and peer-reviewed journals. This outreach to our faculty, students, and 133s will address misconceptions about publishing in IRs. To improve the use of our IR and publication in open access journals, we need to dispel any myths by having experts speak about the issue.

Project Details

Organization Name

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead


Start Date
January 3, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2017
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Educator, College & Post-grad