Did you know that UST has an institutional repository where faculty and student research is showcased? Did you know that the papers displayed there are highly discoverable online and are being viewed by scholars across the country?
I was just notified that our content is among the most popular in the country in the Digital Commons Network, which contains over a million works from 358 institutions. Digital Commons is the vendor that hosts our repository, UST Research Online. At last count, we have 1,016 papers available, which have been downloaded over a quarter of a million times, 134,797 in the last year alone. This content is aggregated into the national Digital Commons Network, who aggregate the papers into common disciplinary combinations based on the content, which helps researchers discover new content and new scholars.
Disciplines where our researchers shined in September 2014 included:
- Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics 8th place out of 89 institutions (see also the broader Business Commons).
- Information Literacy 8th place out of 74 institutions (see also the broader Social & Behavioral Sciences Commons).
- Developmental Psychology 9th place out of 76 institutions (see also the broader Social & Behavioral Sciences Commons).
- Clinical and Medical Social Work 5th place out of 25 institutions. UST authors Kendra Garrett, Barbara Shank, David Roseborough, and William Bradshaw were all listed as among the most popular authors. (see also the broader Medicine and Health Sciences Commons).
- Mental Disorders 2nd place out of 52 institutions (see also the broader Medicine and Health Sciences Commons).
- Comparative Methodologies and Theories 1st of 41 institutions (see also the broader Arts & Humanities Commons).
- Practical Theology 8th place out of 34 institutions (see also the broader Arts & Humanities Commons).
Congratulations to all of our authors for this impressive performance! If you go to either the Digital Commons Network or UST Research Online, you can use the discipline wheel (pictured below) to explore the content, or search and browse using other tools.
I’d be remiss in not recognizing the efforts of my recently retired colleague, Linda Hulbert, who was the brainchild and primary architect of conceiving our repository and working with the departments to get content loaded.
If you have any questions about the repository, please let me know. (John Heintz, email@example.com, 2-5018).