New Digital Collections platform offers portal to OHSU’s past, present and future

A screenshot of OHSU's Digital Collections landing page displays a gray photo of campus with Mt. Hood in the background. The logo of OHSU and the words "Digital Collections" are visible above a search bar.

We are excited to share that the Library has launched a new platform for OHSU’s Digital Collections. The site hosts the institution’s research and scholarly work, such as theses, dissertations and conference abstracts, as well as digital historical items, including thousands of images and oral histories. As an active repository of OHSU works, the site adds new items regularly. The new platform offers a better, streamlined experience, whether you are searching for items across collections or depositing your work into the repository to share with the world.

What’s new:

  • Improved metrics: See item views and downloads, and export data for easy reporting.
  • Better search: Narrow your search results by categories like topic, name and date.
  • Customized alerts: Create customized search lists and set notification alerts for new additions.
  • New look: The landing page displays the winning image from our spring 2023 survey of OHSU members.

Share your work with the world via our institutional repository 

Screenshot of OHSU Works collection depicting list of recent publications, a search bar at top.The repository offers OHSU members a straightforward platform for building a portfolio of work, and digital object identifiers (DOIs) ensure consistent shareable links. The system allows site visitors to view all works from a specific program or unit, helping to market your program or report on metrics for scholarly output.  
Learners can look to example projects such as past capstones, theses, and posters, and a new, improved upload process for electronic theses and dissertations enables users to self-submit via an easy-to-use form. A new digital collections guide outlines clear steps to prepare and submit, with quick “how-to” submission videos coming soon.  

Explore thousands of digitized items from OHSU’s history 

Screenshot of Historical Collections & Archives collection landing page in Digital Collections, depicting thumbnails of photos Our digital collections include thousands of images, oral history interviews, digitized documents and other items from the history of OHSU and the health sciences in Oregon and beyond. With the new platform, searching digital Historical Collections & Archives materials by subject, date, or another category is easier than ever before. Streaming video and audio will soon be available for the first time.

Brought to you by a dedicated project team 

This new and improved experience is possible thanks to the Library’s Digital Collections Working Group: Pamela Pierce, Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian; Marijane White, Data & Research Engagement Librarian; Jessi Gorton, Digital Collections Coordinator; Steve Duckworth, University Archivist; with technical and administrative support from Nick Peterson, Systems/Applications Analyst, and Tracy Thornton, Director of Library Operations. 

Do you have questions or ideas about using our our new repository? Contact Pamela Pierce, Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian.

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