About DigitalCommons@ONU

DigitalCommons@ONU is Ohio Northern University's institutional repository of digital materials that supports the research and teaching mission of the university. It is a platform that captures and preserves the intellectual output of the University community. The mission of Digital Commons is to support scholarship, promote research and cross-disciplinary collaboration, provide access to digital instructional materials created by the ONU community, and record the history of ONU.

DigitalCommons@ONU is intended as a platform for open access research. Materials submitted will, when possible, be made available to the public. Some content may have limited access due to embargo period, copyright, licensing, or other issues.

The repository will collect and provide access to:

  • Pre-prints, post-prints, and final published scholarly articles
  • Faculty or student journals
  • Student projects, posters and capstones
  • Conference proceedings
  • Course materials and lectures
  • Creative works
  • History and archives

The goals of DigitalCommons@ONU are:

  • Highlight and promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, a key focus of Ohio Northern University
  • Raise the visibility of Ohio Northern University’s research, publications, and instructional material for faculty and student to fellow scholars, prospective students, prospective employees, and other stakeholders
  • Provide persistent and centralized access to research and scholarly activity, including centralized access statistics
  • Promote open access whenever possible
  • Document the progress of the Ohio Northern University faculty and their research
  • Provide a platform for history and archives of the university

For questions or inquiries regarding DigitalCommons@ONU, please email us at digitalcommons@onu.edu.

Takedown Policies

Materials submitted to the institutional repository are done so voluntarily, and as such, any author(s) of a particular item may request it's removal from DigitalCommons@ONU at any time. If an item submitted to the repository is found or is suspected to be in violation of any laws (including but not limited to laws on copyright, patent, intellectual property, trademark, confidentiality, and data protection), the complete work and any related files will be removed as quickly as possible pending further investigation.

To request an item be removed, please email the title and URL of the item(s) in the repository at issue, an explanation of any claims to rights of the item(s), a statement of the action requested, and the reason for the requested action to digitalcommons@onu.edu. Upon receipt, a member of the ONU Libraries will promptly respond and assess the validity of the request. During this process, the item may be temporarily removed from public view in the repository. Once the review has been completed, we will take appropriate action and communicate that action to the requester.