The Cupola is Gettysburg College's open access institutional repository and the foundation of our commitment to open access and open publishing. We collect and share scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students, and other members of the Gettysburg College community.
- Faculty work. Works by faculty include articles, book chapters, books, working papers, conference presentations, blog posts, and more. Works may be unpublished or previously published (we check copyright permissions before uploading previously published works).
- Student work. Student contributions include papers, posters, creative works, artwork, photographs, scores, sound recordings, and screencasts. Excellent student works may be nominated by faculty or self-nominated. No student work will be included without the approval of the supervising faculty member or an appropriate proxy.
- Journal publishing. Six journals are published in The Cupola, including five undergraduate journals.
- Permalink. The URL of your article will never change! Share it with anyone via your website, c.v., email, or in any way you like. Download statistics are emailed to you monthly.
- Author rights. Publishing in The Cupola asserts your copyright ownership. Retain your right to freely and legally share your research. [Note: copyright does NOT transfer to Gettysburg College or Musselman Library.]
- Grant criteria. Publishing in The Cupola meets the data-sharing requirement of some grant-funded research (see research funder requirements from MIT).
The Cupola is an open repository; its content is freely accessible to the world and searchable via Google Scholar and other search engines. Readers from around the world have visited The Cupola.