About the Repository


The WCC Library acquires, preserves, and provides access to materials in digital formats that are essential to the research and teaching mission of Whatcom Community College. The Library supports several repository sites to address the varying needs of the members of the WCC community (faculty, students, and staff) around different kinds of digital materials, tools and resources.

Focus Areas

The primary areas for repository services are College Archival Collections and College Scholarship. These are further categorized into the following groups:

College Archival Collections

  • Historical Images - The Library continues to acquire and provide access to unique and important print and multimedia, such as audio and visual materials. The College Archival Collections program digitizes and preserves many of these materials and makes them easily searchable and openly accessible to all online.
  • Curriculum - Various curriculum projects can be housed here to facilitate sharing, grant reporting and more. The first site developed supports scholarship surrounding the Salish Sea and is grant funded.

WCC Scholarship

  • Open Access to scholarly publications by WCC authors - The Library supports an open access publications repository where WCC authors may deposit their scholarly publications and make them available to anyone with an internet connection.  Publications deposited in this collection maybe linked to the canonical publisher link or to a copy available through Library subscriptions ensuring that those who can access the subscription-only version do so, and everyone can get an Open Access copy.
  • Student Scholarship - Faculty are encouraged to submit student CURES work for publication in the repository. Other student journals are also collected here.

Other Resources

Accessibility Policy - The WCC Library is committed to making the materials it provides access to as broadly accessible as possible, and to ensure that access to its content is consistent with obligations under state (e.g. Policy 188) and federal disabilities law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Deaccession and DMCA Takedown Policy - Please make a request for  withdrawal or deletion to be reviewed by relevant library or college staff, and acted on as appropriate by repository managers.

Repository Contact Info

For inquiries or assistance, please contact Roe McKernan.