Want to share your MLA 2022 materials on MLA Commons? There are two approaches you can take.
You’ll need to log in to MLA Commons to share your materials. If you don’t already have a Commons account, register using the email address associated with your MLA membership (and we recommend using your MLA.org username if it’s available). You can join the 2022 convention group once you’ve registered.
Deposit in the CORE repository
If you want to share your conference paper, presentation, or other materials publicly, the CORE repository is the recommended way to do it.
If you upload your conference materials in the CORE repository, the item will get a DOI and structured metadata, which will help people find it. Materials shared in CORE are publicly accessible, so you can share the DOI with anyone (no log-in required). When you upload your materials, you will also have the option to share it with up to five relevant groups, if you wish, like the convention group or related forums. It will also appear on your Commons profile.
This post from last year has some more relevant information.
Create a Doc
If you prefer not to share your materials in CORE, you can share them as a Doc. You have the option to share a Doc with up to one relevant group. You can also set access settings to make the doc publicly visible or limited to logged-in users.
More ideas for using the Commons during the convention
Update your profile and share the URL
Your Commons profile can serve as a landing page for your scholarly online presence. If you need a link that you can easily share with people and include in your convention slides, the profile is an easy way to set up such a page with sections for your academic interests, a brief bio, projects, and more—as well as automatically populated links to work you’ve shared in CORE. Learn more about profiles.
Participate in the 2022 MLA Convention group
The convention group has a discussion forum and tabs for CORE deposits and Docs shared with the group. Join, subscribe to get notifications, if you wish, and share information with other attendees.
Check out the MLA Commons News Feed
If you want to see activity across the network during the convention, visit the News Feed to see others members’ CORE deposits, discussions in groups, updated profiles, and more.