Open Scholarship Update: June 2016

Library Publishing Forum 2016
In May I attended the Library Publishing Forum held at the University of North Texas. The theme was “Amplifying scholarship: More Choices, More Voices.” I was part of a panel on publishing undergraduate scholarship and co-led a birds-of-a-feather discussion on the same subject—the slides are on the conference site and will also be linked in the University Libraries Presentations collection in Open Scholarship. The conference also featured interesting presentations on open education resources and library engagement and social justice in publishing.

Humanities Programming
In June I spent a week at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) learning Ruby and Rails in Humanities Programming, a workshop offered through HILT2016 (Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching). HILT is held annually and features a variety of intensive four-day courses in a collegial and collaborative environment. This is a great way to learn about new (or new to you) tools and methods for the digital humanities.

Dashboard Tour
Digital Commons has updated its Dashboard, incorporating the traditional usage reports with additional visualizations and details. I’ll be taking a remote tour of the new features soon. Any Open Scholarship administrator interested in learning more can contact me.

May 2016 Readership Snapshot
Washington University Open Scholarship had 53239 full-text downloads and 115 new submissions were posted. Works were read by 5730 institutions across 184 countries.

The 3 most popular papers were from Law School journals:

Relief for Beneficiaries Suing for Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Payment of Accounting Costs Before Trial (722 downloads)

Threats and Safeguards in the Determination of Auditor Independence (633 downloads)

Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement (530 downloads)

The most popular collections were

Washington University Law Review (19404 downloads)

All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) (8015 downloads)

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (5739 downloads)

Repository Readership Snapshots run about 1-2 months behind. For readership reports on specific collections, please contact me.
– ES

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