Submit to CACHE

The Kalamazoo College Digital Archive (CACHE) includes publications, documents, and images about the College in an online repository. Find Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) in Academic Departments, Programs, and SIPs.

Seniors: Submit your SIP

Generally, SIPs in CACHE are only available to current K College students, faculty, and staff. We never share SIPs with anyone else without the author’s permission. There are several ways we can make SIPs available or not available. If you have questions, email and let us know how we can help.

To submit your SIP:

  1. Make sure your SIP has a TITLE PAGE. Make sure the TITLE PAGE includes:
    • Title of SIP
    • Student’s name (author)
    • Advisor’s name
    • Department
    • Date
  2. Log in to this form and upload your files.
    Your materials can be in any version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPG, GIF, MP3, and many others. It’s fine to have multiple files. Upload limit is 5 MB, so if your file is larger, email and let us know how we can help.

We will convert your document to a PDF if necessary. We make all SIPs non-printable, non-editable PDFs.

Why Contribute to CACHE?

CACHE promotes our academic programs. Many materials in CACHE are searchable in Google, so anyone around the world can find out about the work we are doing at K.

Reach a wide audience.  CACHE materials are indexed by Google, so anyone searching the Web could find your work if you desire. However, SIPs require author permission to be distributed to anyone without a Kalamazoo College network account.

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.

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.

Permanent URL. Once materials are in CACHE, the URL is permanent and can be used on resumes, newsletters, or other websites.