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Introducing Pepperdine Digital Commons: New online publishing platform for Pepperdine scholarship

It’s here!

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of Pepperdine Digital Commons, the university’s new centralized platform for Pepperdine journals, faculty webpages, conference proceedings, and exemplary student research. Pepperdine Digital Commons is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the academic output of Pepperdine faculty, students, staff, and affiliates. It is the mission of Pepperdine Digital Commons to facilitate the discovery of Pepperdine’s scholarly communications, provide instant access to full text works, and preserve these materials in an open, digital environment.

Who can submit content?

Pepperdine University faculty, staff, students, organizations or departments, or individuals or groups sponsored by or closely affiliated with Pepperdine University.

What can go in it?

Original, creative work that is scholarly in nature, research oriented, or of institutional significance. Pepperdine Digital Commons accepts a wide range of file formats (including text files, datasets, audio files, and video files) and there is no formal limit to size of material.

Why use it?

Pepperdine Digital Commons is a centralized repository that enables Pepperdine faculty, students, and staff to share their work and get it discovered by the wider academic community. Items in Pepperdine Digital Commons are search engine optimized, meaning that they appear high in the search results of sites like Google. Furthermore, authors and editors receive regular download reports and have access to Google Analytics.

It’s live now, so check it out.

Follow this link for more information on Pepperdine Digital Commons. Thanks!

Pepperdine’s Spirit of Service: Today’s featured digital object

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks this Sunday, now officially a National Day of Service and Remembrance, it seems appropriate to revisit the history of volunteerism at Pepperdine University. As a Christian university, service is the central pillar in Pepperdine’s mission to prepare students for lives of “purpose, service, and leadership.” This spirit of service is epitomized this weekend with Step Forward Day, Pepperdine’s annual day of service now in its 23rd year.

Student volunteers on the Malibu Pier, 1984

In this photo, we see Pepperdine students preparing to paint the Malibu pier, a community service project organized in 1984. We’ve compiled a selection of photos like this one from our University Archives Photograph Collection that demonstrate Pepperdine’s history of volunteerism, going all the way back to the early days of George Pepperdine College in southwestern Los Angeles. Click here to browse this compilation.

The photos in this compilation capture Pepperdine students serving their country at war, both as soldiers and as home front supporters; serving their local communities through beautification projects and disaster response; and serving children through outreach initiatives. There are also a few group photos of Pepperdine service organizations through the years (can you spot the ‘80s hairstyles?) and images from Pepperdine sponsored community service projects, such as the Foster Grandparents program. Enjoy.