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MSU Libraries launch new and improved Scholars Junction

August 12, 2021
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Mississippi State University Libraries is proud to launch its new and improved Scholars Junction institutional and digital repository.

Scholars Junction is an important tool for showcasing the University's research, scholarship, and creative works. We encourage anyone who wants to preserve and provide access to their creations to submit your work to Scholars Junction.

MSU Libraries faculty and staff have been working since December 2020 to migrate content from the previous platform into a more robust, reliable, and feature-rich system. The new cloud-hosted platform hosted by Digital Commons by bepress is an excellent system to share many types of works, including (but not limited to) scholarly articles, working papers, extension documents, photographs, videos, open educational resources, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, presentations, and more. The new system accepts most file types and submission is quick and easy.

With Digital Commons, Scholars Junction now provides:

  • Unlimited, secure cloud storage
  • Detailed, on-demand usage and impact metrics to use in tenure and promotion dossiers and grant applications
  • Specialized tools for publishing journals, conference proceedings, open educational resources, and more
  • Conference and event hosting with proceedings archival
  • Hosting tools for student- and faculty-led journals
  • Dataset archival
  • Content digitized by the Libraries' archives, special collections, and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library (transition to the new platform is ongoing and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2022)

Visit Scholars Junction at
For more information on submitting to Scholars Junction, setting up an online conference or event, or hosting an online journal, visit

We are now ready to begin the final steps of the migration to this new platform, which include updating our links and opening for submissions. There may be some downtime associated with this process. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We know how important your work is to you, and believe this change brings many benefits that you will enjoy.

If you have any questions, or encounter any problems, please contact us at