Chapman University Digital Commons
celebrated its first anniversary on August 13th, and the number of visitors and downloads it has received continue to climb as it enters its second year.  In its first year of operation, the 8,500+ articles, chapters, images, and other files in Digital Commons received over 70,000 page views and over 25,000 downloads!


And that growth continues to rise exponentially–a month later, and we’re already over 30,000 downloads and rising.

In our first year, we were visited by nearly 14,000 unique people from 97 countries, ranging all the way from the United Kingdom to Brazil to Japan to the tiny island of Niue. Watch the real-time activity map on our Digital Commons homepage, and you will be amazed by the traffic coming in from all corners of the globe.  And with the recently updated Author Readership reports, you can see exactly where your readers are coming from and how far away your own work is having an impact.

We continue to rank highly in the
Digital Commons Network
, the central portal for content from the over 400+ Digital Commons repositories around the world, by frequently ranking in the top 10 most downloaded institutions in disciplines ranging from
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Christian Denominations and Sects
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design

Of course, Chapman University Digital Commons cannot continue to flourish without  your participation!  By including your articles, chapters, presentations, conference proceedings, and other materials, you help researchers around the world by making these materials freely available, while building your own exposure and helping to strengthen Chapman’s reputation as an institution of excellence. Getting involved is simple, too — you need simply to send your CV to Leatherby Libraries’ Coordinator of Scholarly Communications and Electronic Resources, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at