Fort Hays studies series live on FHSU scholars repository

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HAYS, Kan. – Scholars across the world are now able to access monographs written and published by FHSU faculty and staff, online through Fort Hays Studies Series on Forsyth Library’s FHSU Scholars Repository.

“We do a lot of really great scholarship here at Fort Hays State, and because these are now indexed in Google Scholar they are really discoverable by everybody,” said Elizabeth Chance, digital curation librarian at Forsyth Library. The monographs span from 1937 to 2010.

One monograph has not been put online. Chance is still looking for a copy of “Big Creek and Its Fishes” by Joe Tomelleri, Mark Eberle, and Guy Ernsting. Chance said she would “greatly appreciate” a donation so they can complete the series on the repository.

To get a publication on the repository, Chance has to have three copies. “Because we have to destroy a copy in the process, we keep one full run in circulation, we have one full run in the archives, and one we can take apart,” said Chance.

Chance and Kaylee Brin, a Hays junior studying sociology, started work on this project in February. “I was mainly responsible for scanning the series and utilizing Photoshop to ensure the best quality for the documents,” said Brin. “It is humbling to know that I have helped people to read the series online.”

Chance and Brin were able to get the whole series online in seven months. “Kaylee was just instrumental in this whole thing,” said Chance.

The next projects include getting all FHSU master’s theses and University Leaders online.

The Scholars Repository went live in January 2016. Since then, FHSU’s Reveille yearbook collection has been uploaded to the site. In September, the newest collection was added.

This collection can be viewed at


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