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
The Leatherby Libraries have introduced two new moveable whiteboards into the study spaces on the first floor, located on the 1 st floor between the Reference Desk and Serials. They are available for use on a first come, first served basis – there is no need to ask the Circulation or Reference desks for permission
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!
The end of the semester is on its way—and the Leatherby Libraries is gearing up for the fall semester’s finals. The library is continuing its tradition of being open 24 hours a day during the last two weeks of the semester. From Sunday, December 6, 2015 through Friday, December 18, 2015, library facilities will stay
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!
The end of the semester is fast approaching—and the Leatherby Libraries is springing into gear for finals week. We are continuing our tradition of being open 24-hours during the last two weeks of the semester. From Sunday, May 10, 2015 through Friday, May 22, 2015, library facilities will stay awake with students as you finish projects
Whether you’re working on group projects or cramming together for a final exam, the Leatherby Libraries group study rooms can be an excellent resource. Starting in Spring 2015, they will be even more helpful. Chapman University users will login to the room booking system with their Chapman username and password instead of registering for room booking accounts.
The Leatherby Libraries is proud to present its annual report, “Leatherby Libraries: A Year in Review 2013-2014.” This report tells the story of the Leatherby Libraries throughout the past academic year. Some highlights include: The launch of Chapman’s digital repository, the Digital Commons The official opening of the California’s Gold exhibit and the Huell Howser Archive A
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