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Research Common @ RDC

The RDC Research Common is a place where faculty, staff, and students can get assistance with research and scholarly activities. Find information on conducting original research and on the supports available for research at RDC.

Publishing and Presenting

Researchers disseminate their findings in a variety of different ways, including presenting at conferences and publishing journal articles and/or books.

On the following pages you'll find resources to help you get started with each of these choices.

Digital Repository

RDC Digital Repository

Find scholarly and creative work by RDC faculty, staff, and students.


About the RDC Digital Repository

  • What is a digital repository (aka institutional repository)?

A digital repository is a place to manage, store, and make discoverable digital content. Content can include journal articles, e-learning objects, and other scholarly, research, and creative works.

  • What is the purpose of a digital repository?

Many postsecondary institutions have a digital repository; they are especially prevalent in universities. The Library has always collected materials written by RDC faculty (known as the RDC Authors Collection) in primarily print formats. A digital repository will allow RDC to collect scholarly, research, and creative works of faculty, staff, and students in a digital format, making these works more discoverable and accessible.

  • What is the RDC Digital Repository?

The RDC Digital Repository is an open access digital collection of scholarly and creative works by RDC faculty, staff, and students, plus institutional documents.

Contribute to the RDC Digital Repository

To contribute your work to the repository, upload your work through the Submission page or email librarian@rdc.ab.ca for more information.