Chapman University Digital Commons has continued to flourish since the start of the 2016-2017 school year. We recently celebrated the second anniversary of the Digital Commons in August, right after we passed the 175,000 cumulative downloads mark (and continuing now as we zoom toward 200,000). Works in the Digital Commons are reaching further across the globe, with downloads
Congrats to all on the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year! Chapman University Digital Commons has had an amazing year as well, and here are some of the latest developments for our repository. Exponentially increased downloads Chapman University Digital Commons’ impact has greatly expanded in 2015-2016, with four times as many downloads in this
Things are going very well for Chapman University Digital Commons. Here we will highlight a few new features and collections from April 2016. New feature: Altmetric Badges This month, Altmetric badges were added for to our journal article series. What are altmetrics? As the name suggests, they are alternative metrics to traditional citation counts, meant
Chapman University Digital Commons is continuing to soar to new heights, and the month of March has been momentous. Increased Usage and Content In March, we uploaded our 10,000th file to Chapman University Digital Commons. Perhaps more excitingly, works from Digital Commons have now been downloaded over 100,000 times by users from over 190 countries!
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!
As Chapman University Digital Commons nears its six-month anniversary, we’ve got a new way to celebrate its over 5,000 faculty papers, student posters, and Special Collections images and files: with the new readership map! At the bottom of the Digital Commons homepage, there’s now a live map of the Earth that tracks and displays what
October 20th marked the start of the eighth annual Open Access Week, a time when librarians and academics come together to promote and celebrate the idea of free access to information. It’s a chance to learn about Open Access’ potential to facilitate research across the globe, increase exposure to scholarship, and influence scholars’ ability to
Do you ever feel the need to talk with a reference librarian when you’re off campus? Or maybe you’ve scored your favorite study spot on the third floor of Leatherby Libraries and you really don’t want to pack up all your gear and trot down to the first-floor reference desk. Now there’s