The Modern Language Association (MLA) in cooperation with Columbia University Libraries has beta launched the Commons Open Repository Exchange, or CORE. CORE is a digital repository for MLA members to share and archive all forms of scholarly communication, from conference papers to syllabi, published articles to data sets. It provides MLA Commons members with a persistent, openly accessible storage facility for their scholarly output, using the existing Commons network to share this work and to encourage peer feedback and collaboration. MLA Commons is available to any member of the MLA.
Why deposit your digital work in CORE? It will help you to:
- expose your work to more scholars
- maximize your discoverability of your research
- assert your authorship of nontraditional forms of scholarly communication, such as syllabi, conference papers, abstracts, data sets
- get feedback on your work
- to allow other researchers to use and cite your data and scholarship
To learn more about CORE, see the FAQ
Besides MLA's CORE, you may also deposit your scholarly outputs in Washington University's Open Scholarship. Depositing in Open Scholarship has the same benefits as CORE, including increased
discoverability, access to usage reports, and a showcase of your department’s
scholarly output. You need not choose one over the other!
Thanks to Brian Vetruba for writing this post!