As Chapman University Digital Commons continues to grow, it has reached another important milestone: over a quarter million downloads from 218 countries around the world! The research of our faculty and the scholarly and creative work of our students is in high demand in all corners of the globe, and we can only see that reach continuing to expand.

Here are some of the latest developments for our repository:

New photos of theatre productions

We have continued to add photos from the Department of Theatre to the Digital Commons, most recently uploading nearly 300 photos from the fall productions of Good Kids, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, and Intimate Apparel.

Expanded student research

Following on past tradition, we have welcomed posters from December’s Student Research Day into the Digital Commons.  Students may voluntarily deposit their posters in order to make them publicly accessible and begin establishing a scholarly record. We have also added spaces for students in the Honors and SURF programs to share outstanding papers, theses, and posters.  And in the spring, we’ll continue to showcase the winners of the upcoming Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize and the John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest.  To see undergraduate student research in Chapman University Digital Commons, please click here.

Thank you, as always, for contributing to all the great examples of Chapman research and creative work in Chapman University Digital Commons.  As we add more quality content like yours, our reach keeps growing.  Please continue to spread the word, and remember to send any new publications, data sets, teaching materials, or other content to the Coordinator of Scholarly Communication and Electronic Resources, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at