CEDAR allows faculty to share work, expand readership

Clarissa Mansfield
Western Libraries

Summer quarter offers many of the folks in Western Libraries a chance to catch up on long-term projects and prepare for the beginning of the new academic year. Those at Western Washington University who are seeking ways to showcase their research and scholarly work, or who are interested in exploring new ways to connect with colleagues about research and scholarly work happening at Western, are invited to check out Western CEDAR, Western’s own institutional repository.

CEDAR’s implementation team is available throughout the summer to help build a SelectedWorks research page. CEDAR’s SelectedWorks allows faculty and staff from Western to share their work and expand their readership. Articles published in peer-reviewed journals that are added to CEDAR are free to readers and search engine optimized for maximum exposure, meaning they have the potential to receive increased readership beyond the discipline-specific journal in which they were first published.

CEDAR makes scholarship available and accessible to anyone in the world, and SelectedWorks provides scholars at Western an opportunity to discover what their colleagues are researching and creating. Faculty and staff who create SelectedWorks pages can showcase their scholarly works by displaying them in  customized formats organized according to the categories they highlight, (such as: areas of research and expertise, awards and honors, publications, bibliographies, curriculum vitae, or lists of links to additional information).

Western CEDAR is a service of Western Libraries, in partnership with the Graduate School, Office of the Provost and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. CEDAR advances Western’s commitment to enriching academic inquiry and strengthening communities by sharing the expertise and creativity of its students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about Western CEDAR or for help in creating a research page, contact Western Libraries Scholarly Communication Librarian Jenny Oleen or Western CEDAR Manager Kim Marsicek for more information.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:12pm
CEDAR’s SelectedWorks allows faculty and staff from Western to share their work and expand their readership. Articles published in peer-reviewed journals that are added to CEDAR are free to readers and search engine optimized for maximum exposure, meaning

CEDAR’s SelectedWorks allows faculty and staff from Western to share their work and expand their readership. Articles published in peer-reviewed journals that are added to CEDAR are free to readers and search engine optimized for maximum exposure, meaning

Faculty and staff who create SelectedWorks pages can showcase their scholarly works by displaying them in  customized formats organized according to the categories they highlight. This page is from Robin Matthews, of the Institute for Watershed Studies.

Faculty and staff who create SelectedWorks pages can showcase their scholarly works by displaying them in customized formats organized according to the categories they highlight. This page is from Robin Matthews, of the Institute for Watershed Studies.