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Host your next event with FIU's Digital Commons

by Adriana Harris on 2020-06-09T13:39:00-04:00 in > Services & Collections | Comments

Host your next event with FIU's Digital Commons

Conferences, lectures, colloquia and speaker series are vital parts of our campus culture and key to an engaged scholarly community at FIU.

However, under the current circumstances, these types of events can present organizers with challenges when it comes to organizing, promoting, and archiving.

Through FIU’s Digital Commons, the FIU Libraries has online conference and event management tools available to help you support your scholarly events to continue engaging students, faculty, and the broader community.

By offering a great deal of flexibility and visibility, organizers can develop event branding, are ensured of high discoverability in Google and other search engines, and will receive usage statistics to assess the impact of their event.

Specific tools available in Digital Commons include:

  • Author Submission and Peer Review Workflows
  • Custom Branding and Design for your event or conference
  • Multimedia Support for audio and video files
  • On Demand Reports to Show How Often Users Visit Your Event
  • Archival Long-Term Access to all Materials

The multimedia capabilities available in Digital Commons are showcased in FIU’s “Shakespeare Across the Divide” symposium where audio recordings are captured along with supporting materials including author bios. Digital Commons supports audio, video, image, and textual materials for events all in one place.

Not only do these conference structures preserve events, but they can also serve as an important tool in managing and promotion. 2018’s International Conference on Thinking utilized the online conference tools in Digital Commons to accept and review speaker submissions from over 140 authors and used FIU’s Digital Commons as their virtual program for attendees.

These services are available to all members of the FIU community at no cost. Interested in learning more? Reach out to Jill Krefft at jkrefft@fiu.edu to set up a consultation to see how Digital Commons can support your event!

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