Digital Commons – One Million Downloads and Counting!

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern reached one million downloads over the summer!

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, an open access institutional repository, is managed and provided by the Zach S. Henderson Library. Its purpose is to archive and disseminate the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, administration, staff and students.

Contributions for Digital Commons@Georgia Southern come from all over campus and include faculty publications and presentations, datasets, theses/dissertations, university policies, newsletters/magazines, videos and photographs. The repository does not simply store documents. It also houses conference and journal websites with a built-in peer-review process system and SelectedWorks profiles that compile faculty information, scholarship and creative works.

Since its launch in Fall 2013, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern has grown tremendously in its scope and size.  It consists of 14,000+ entries, 300+ SelectedWorks profiles, 22 conferences and 8 journals. Almost half of Digital Commons@Georgia Southern collection are from the field of education, but also includes a significant amount of works from the fields of medicine and health sciences and social and behavioral sciences.

Downloads derive from over 220+ countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, India, Canada, China and Malaysia. The most downloaded collection is Electronic Theses and Dissertations that has been downloaded 602,000+ times. This collection not only provides the most current theses and dissertations, but digitized copies of those dating back to 1964. This collection includes the most downloaded item, “Scouting for a Tomboy: Gender-Bending in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird” with 18,000+ downloads. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (154,000+ downloads) and University Honors Programs Theses (44,000+ downloads) have also produced an impressive amount of downloads.

Want to learn more or contribute content to Digital Commons@Georgia Southern? Email digitalcommons@georgiasouthern.edu today!

 

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