From Pandemic Alternative to Purposeful Archive: Student Research Reaches New Audiences in Misericordia Digital Commons
Since spring 2020, higher education has required alternatives both day-to-day operations and its most cherished traditions. Student Research Poster Day is a spring tradition at Misericordia when (primarily) graduating seniors from each college share the results of semester- and year-long research projects with the campus community. Students—many assisting faculty mentors—have the opportunity to explain their findings and describe research challenges and surprises in a conference-like poster session. Misericordia Digital Commons offered a virtual solution for Spring 2020 and 2021 when face-to-face events were not ideal due to the pandemic. Originally viewed as a temporary alternative to the preferred in-person event, making this student research available to a global audience has resulted in enormous success for the repository, Misericordia’s students, and the institution by showcasing Misericordia’s commitment to undergraduate research opportunities.
Cech M. (2021). From pandemic alternative to purposeful archive: Student research reaches new audiences in Misericordia Digital Commons. [Conference presentation]. Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD), virtual conference. https://doi.org/10.13028/ehd2-bx81