Thanks to the generous support of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Pharmacy, the Leatherby Libraries can now offer students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences access to one new database and upgraded access to an existing and valuable resource. UpToDate is a clinical support tool that synthesizes
Digital Commons’ new ISSN! ISSN is becoming an increasingly important identifier not just for traditional serials, but for continuing resources such as Chapman University Digital Commons. Thus, we are happy to report that our application to the Library of Congress has been approved, and we have been assigned a new ISSN: 2572-1496. This identifier will
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
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