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3D Designs on Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech

A guide for including 3D designs and associated files in Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech

Welcome all Husky Makers!

If you're a Michigan Tech faculty member, student, researcher, or staff member who's created a 3D design during the course of your studies or research, you're in the right place. This guide will help you understand if and how you may include your 3D design and accompanying documentation in Digital Commons at Michigan Tech, the University's institutional repository.

About the 3D Designs Collection

Michigan Technological University is home to a community of creative and curious makers who design 3D-printed objects during the course of their studies, research, and employment at the University. The 3D Designs collection features designs created by members of this community who wish to make their work openly available to the world for reuse and further development.

Benefits of Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech

As a creator, there are many benefits to sharing your work with the world by including it in Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech:

  • You're making your creation more findable online in search engines like Google. The Digital Commons platform uses Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to ensure that content in the repository shows up higher in relevant search results than it would otherwise. 
  • Each entry, or "record," is assigned a permanent URL that ensures reliable access and sharing. This makes it easy to include your work on resumes, CVs, and professional websites without the fear that the address will change in the future. 
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  • Your work will be featured alongside other incredible Michigan Tech scholarship on a platform with University branding.