The purpose of Athena is to collect and disseminate scholarly material created at the United States Military Academy. Athena was envisioned as a digital tool to preserve scholarly output and disseminate material in an enduring format suitable for 21st century scholarship.
Works deposited into Athena for USMA Scholarship benefit from:
Achieving higher rankings in search results on Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines.
Gaining worldwide visibility to share and distribute your research by providing scholarly access to institutions that may lack resources for expensive journal subscriptions.
Publicizing materials not published in traditional venues, such as conference presentations, technical reports, and white papers.
Versioning allows you to make changes and updates after depositing your work by opening a new version.
Easy management of submissions
Benefits for USMA Communities:
Provides open access to department or center’s research.
Research cited more frequently.
Research materials are professionally managed by the USMA Library staff.
Archived work will be migrated to newer file formats as necessary over time to keep the files readily accessible.
Provide a reference point for scholarly works that can interoperate with other systems and maximize efficiencies between them by sharing information.
Assist research collaboration through facilitating free exchange of scholarly information.
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