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Scholarly Communications

Information for the Bates College community on topics in Scholarly Communications including: open access, author's rights, copyright, and more.

SCARAB DigitalCommons@Bates

What is SCARAB?

SCARAB (Scholarly Communications and Research at Bates) is the Institutional Repository for Bates College. It showcases digital scholarship and creative works produced by students, faculty, and staff. SCARAB has a dual role in both promoting the use of the college's scholarly output and ensuring its long-term preservation, sponsored and administered by Information and Library Services.

Why Contribute Content to SCARAB?

Benefits for authors- 

  • Increase visibility of scholarship - discoverable by Google and via the Digital Commons Network
  • Access your scholarship indefinitely with stable URLs
  • Publish non-traditional scholarship such as presentations, field trips, etc.
  • Avoid legal issues (we know the rules)
  • Measure readership by receiving monthly usage reports

Benefits for the college - 

  • Increase the visibility, prestige, and public value of the college and the scholarly work of our community
  • Support the mission of the institution

What Types of Materials Can Be Included?

  • Scholarly articles
  • Student theses
  • Open access literature
  • Conference proceedings
  • Electronic newsletters
  • Presentation materials
  • Data
  • Images
  • Non-traditional scholarship

How to Contribute?

If you would like to contribute materials to SCARAB or if you have any questions about the repository, email