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There are lots of benefits of contributing content to CACHE!

  • CACHE promotes our academic programs. Materials in CACHE are searchable in Google, so anyone around the world can find out about the work we are doing at K.
  • Assessment. CACHE can show how many SIPs were done in a given department in a given year, who advised them, what grants the author may have received, and what other organizations may have sponsored the author’s research.
  • Ease of use. The PDFs in CACHE are keyword searchable throughout the database, and each file is searchable as well. CACHE is available through the web around the world 24/7/365.
  • Preservation of varying formats.  CACHE can store and preserve a variety of digital formats including text, audio, video, and images.
  • Save space.  Once an item is stored in CACHE, the paper copy does not need to be retained. Some departments may choose to keep paper if they want.
  • Don't worry about backups. CACHE backs up and preserves your materials so you don't have to worry about losing them.
  • Reach a wide audience.  CACHE materials are indexed by Google, so anyone searching the Web could find your work.
  • Reach the audience of your choice. Authors can choose to have their works open to the world, open to current Kalamazoo College students/faculty/staff, or only in CACHE for preservation purposes (administrator only).
  • Quick distribution. Once materials are in CACHE, they are crawled by Google within a matter of days.
  • Permanent URL. Once materials are in CACHE, the URL is permanent and can be used on resumes, newsletters, or other websites.
  • 24/7/365 access. Because CACHE is web-based, materials are accessible whenever and wherever users have Internet access.