Implementation to begin Summer 2014

University Libraries and University Press announce IdeaExchange@UAkron: Akron's Digital Gateway to Innovative Knowledge -- an Internet site that will showcase the research-based information generated here.

Ten colleges, departments, or schools were chosen by a faculty committee and the Office of Academic Affairs to initiate the site. They are:

  • Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies
  • Mary Schiller Myers School of Art
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Department of Biology
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • Department of Public Service Technology
  • Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • School of Law
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of History

The backbone of the service, Bepress' Digital Commons, is used by institutions around the country. Over the summer, IdeaExchange@UAkron will be expanded to include the full slate of Digital Commons' functionality. These features will enable you to:

  • create faculty pages optimized for Google searching
  • publish online journals
  • publish open-access textbooks
  • manage conferences and events
  • store data sets
  • create image galleries
  • create digital spaces for institutes and centers

For more information e-mail Thomas Bacher at or Phyllis O’Connor