The Digital Scholarship Center is the Library unit responsible for preserving the scholarly work of San Francisco State University, populating the ScholarWorks CSU institutional repository with masters theses, Ed. D. dissertations, open access journal articles, and other scholarly work. It also provides consultative and technical support for SFSU’s instance of Cal State Open Journals, and creates high-fidelity digital surrogates of cultural heritage items from the Library’s Special Collections & Archives.


The Digital Scholarship Center is committed to expanding access to the research output of San Francisco State University as well as the J. Paul Leonard Library’s unique collections. We situate our work within the open knowledge movement as a means of removing barriers for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as the global community of researchers. 


The Digital Scholarship Center enables global knowledge sharing through our growing institutional repository and digital asset management system. We enable our students and faculty to make their research outputs and creative works freely accessible, in addition to providing consultative support to increase adoption of open access and open practices more generally. By also connecting researchers to digitized primary sources from the Library’s Special Collections & Archives, we broaden the reach of our unique collections and SF State as a whole.