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#HCSummerRefresh: CORE

5 replies, 5 voices Last updated by Anne Donlon 3 years, 11 months ago
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    • #23658

      Caitlin Duffy

      Welcome to the third day of the first Humanities Commons Summer Refresh Workshop! Today we’re focusing on the CORE Repository. The importance of taking time to refresh your digital presence through CORE is twofold. First, we hope that a greater awareness of the open access materials available in the CORE Repository will help you to locate helpful documents as you design your courses, build projects, and complete research in the future. Second, by uploading your work to CORE, you will increase your readership, strengthen your digital presence, help build our open access repository, and establish a direct connection between your HC profile and your work.

      To complete today’s component of the workshop…

      Take a moment to reflect on the various blogs, conference papers, class materials, syllabi, abstracts, articles, creative work, white papers, etc. that you’ve created in the last year. Out of these pieces, which are you able to upload to CORE?  Upload at least one new document to CORE! Share your upload with this summer group by selecting the Humanities Commons Summer Camp group on the form when prompted to choose groups.

      For those new to HC…

       Learn how to find CORE deposits relevant to your interests, upload your work, and share your upload with a specific group here. 


      Let’s chat about the CORE Repository! Answer any of the questions below or add questions of your own by responding to this post.

      • What did/will you upload to CORE? Share the link with us!
      •  Do you have any questions or hesitations about uploading to CORE?
      • What do you hope to gain out of uploading your work to CORE? Which of the benefits of CORE made you want to upload your work the most?
    • #23668

      Charlie Gleek

      One area I think that HC can help its members with is the sharing of readings/exam materials. Yes, we’re all interested in posting our working papers and articles, but there’s real value in emerging scholars posting their comps reading lists, as well as departments posting mock lists, expected PhD readings, and similar documentation. To this end, I’ve posted my Southern Literature/Studies and Contemporary Print Culture exam list (here), and found a few examples from Digital History (here) via  @hepplerj and a set of examination readings (here) via @professorsmoores. In tying this to yesterday’s discussion thread, perhaps there’s value in creating a “Share Your PhD Reading List” group in HC as a resource for all disciplines to contribute to and share?

      • #23692

        Caitlin Duffy

        @cgleek – Thanks for sharing these exam lists! I also really like your idea of encouraging more people to upload and share their exam lists and other graduate student documents. I now plan to upload my lists to CORE, though they’re also already up on my site (linked in case anyone wants to see them). Creating an HC group that specifically caters to this type of sharing would probably be really helpful.

        – Welcome to HC! 🙂 Thanks for uploading your blog posts to CORE! A bookmarking feature is a great idea, thanks for sharing that with us! Although HC doesn’t currently have this feature, an alternative could be favoriting activities from your newsfeed (which includes CORE deposits). which would cause them to show up on your favorites page: The HC team is also currently working on greater integration with ORCiD. You can check out our roadmap to see what’s on the horizon!

    • #23686

      Lucy Ayre

      I’m a complete newbie to HC and CORE so spent some time searching the repository first. I loved finding so much stuff in there that interested me and led me down a cool rabbit hole of groups and people discussing these topics. One feature I’d like to see is an ability to bookmark items in CORE that can be saved in my profile to read later.

      I then made my first deposits to CORE (wahoo!) and opted to share them with this group as I was depositing them. I am a librarian with an interest in open access and open scholarship so you’ll notice this theme in the deposits I’ve made, which are pending review…

      These are my most recent pieces, which is why I chose them to deposit. Earlier works are listed on my ORCID profile, which got me thinking that greater integration with ORCiD would be helpful.

      What I find particularly useful when depositing is the ability to share with particular groups and that now have DOIs for my work!

    • #23734

      Kristen Mapes

      I just got in and uploaded an article that I co-authored a few years ago ( I have a question about co-authorship in CORE and how it works with author profiles: My co-author for this work was Brandon Locke, who has an HCommons profile ( But when I see the uploaded item, it doesn’t link to his profile (neither does it display on his list of CORE items on his profile). Is it in the pipeline to have a way to link these? Thanks!!

    • #23807

      Anne Donlon

      Hi Kristen! I’ve linked Brandon Locke’s profile to that deposit. Currently, members can email hello [at] to request additional authors’ profiles get linked to a CORE deposit. In the future, we plan to have the option for members to do this themselves! Thanks for the question.

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