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Digital Commons – Two Million Downloads and Counting!

Digital Commons@Georgia Southern reached two million downloads this February!

Sponsored and hosted by the Georgia Southern University Libraries, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern is an open-access digital repository that collects, archives, and disseminates the intellectual and creative output of the University’s faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Digital Commons hosts contributions from across the campus and the community, including campus documents and publications, faculty and student research, conferences, journals, research data, news, and more. It also houses conference and journal websites with a built-in peer-review 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 over 30,000 entries, over 470 SelectedWorks profiles, 25 conferences, and 9 journals.

Downloads originate from over 230 countries. The most downloaded collection is Electronic Theses and Dissertations, with over 1,000,000 downloads. Our most widely-read journal is the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with over 319,000 downloads. One of our most popular new collections is the complete digital collection of The George-Anne, with over 51,000 downloads.

For more information, see the University Libraries’ Institutional Repository Services guide. Want to learn more or contribute content to Digital Commons? Email today!


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