What is CommonKnowledge?
CommonKnowledge, Pacific University’s institutional repository, is a website dedicated to openly sharing the scholarly and creative work of Pacific University students, faculty and staff and their collaborators from around the world.
The intellectual inquiry and creative expression of Pacific’s faculty, staff and students often result in work that has the potential to benefit people outside of the University. CommonKnowledge provides a way for members of the Pacific community to not only share with those within their disciplines but to also allow their work to be discovered and used in new and unanticipated ways.
CommonKnowledge also provides a consistent, long-term home for work created at Pacific University. By contributing their work to CommonKnowledge, students, faculty and staff can be assured that their documents and files will be preserved and be available in perpetuity (which is helpful when placing links to work on resumes, websites, etc.).
How do people outside of Pacific find work that is in CommonKnowledge?
CommonKnowledge is crawled by Google, so anyone searching Google is able to find content related to their search terms in CommonKnowledge. This means that people outside of Pacific don’t have to know that CommonKnowledge exists to discover the work within it!