Open Scholarship Highlights: September/October 2015

Open Scholarship is the repository for Washington University in St. Louis and contains faculty publications, graduate theses and dissertations, undergraduate research, journals, books, and conferences.

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Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy

This summer we added 191 publications by Murray L. Weidenbaum on behalf of the university’s Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy. A highly influential economist and adviser, Murray Weidenbaum (1927-2014) founded the Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB) in 1975, along with former Chancellor of Washington University, William Danforth. Professor Weidenbaum served as the first chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan and served under or advised five U.S. presidents. In his CSAB research and publications, he leaves a legacy of his work on regulatory, defense, tax, trade, and budget policy. The Murray Weidenbaum publications in this collection were originally published by CSAB (now the Weidenbaum Center). His unpublished papers are available through theUniversity Archives.

Submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The libguide for ETDs has been updated. Share http://libguides.wustl.edu/etdswith students writing their thesis or dissertation for more information on access options.

Graduate students can now include an ORCID ID when they submit a thesis or dissertation to Open Scholarship. Currently, the information will be collected and displayed but is not integrated with the bepress Digital Commons system.

Conference Sites in Open Scholarship
Did you know that Open Scholarship can also host conferences or other events? Two events have a presence at http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/conferences/with at least one more currently in development. Benefits include a stable URL, customization options, and the ability to post (and maintain) conference papers, posters, and proceedings long after the event has ended.

September 2015 Statistics in Open Scholarship
Open Scholarship had 38,077 full-text downloads. 645 new submissions were posted.

The most popular papers were
Threats and Safeguards in the Determination of Auditor Independence (371 downloads)
Relief for Beneficiaries Suing for Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Payment of Accounting Costs Before Trial (370 downloads)
Look at Me: Japanese Women Writers at the Millennial Turn (294 downloads)

The most popular collections were
Washington University Law Review (14149 downloads)
All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) (7894 downloads)
Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (4529 downloads)

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About the author

Please contact Shannon Davis at: ssdavis@wustl.edu