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Bepress announces 17 new Digital Commons subscribers in the first half of 2009

Berkeley, CA, August 6, 2009 — Representing a wide variety of scholarly communities, new members join with the common goals of showcasing scholarship, increasing access to information, and delivering valuable publishing services to their members.

"Scholarly organizations that want to support open access and thrive in a digital world understand that attractive, easy-to-use repositories are essential infrastructure," said Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President of bepress. "We are delighted that so many institutions and associations are participating in the IR movement and choosing Digital Commons to fill their needs."

Universities and Colleges

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Georgia State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Pacific University
  • Rhode Island College, a member of the HELIN Consortium
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Law Schools

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Boston College Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Western New England College, School of Law

Institutes and Associations

  • Association Internationale de Management Strategique (AIMS)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • Public Transport Institute of Transport Studies (SORT), Monash University

About Digital Commons

The bepress open access Institutional Repository platform, Digital Commons, is the world's leading hosted IR, featuring an innovative suite of publishing and software services that empowers scholarly communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact.

To see a list of all live Digital Commons sites, please visit:

About bepress

Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. We deliver scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact. Through our services bepress seeks to link communities of scholars, listen to their needs, and provide solutions to support emerging academic missions and goals.

Bepress is the provider of Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software platform. Digital Commons is a suite of tools and services that enables institutions to manage, display, and publish scholarship to the web in a beautiful, highly visible showcase. Digital Commons offers the features of a traditional IR as well as professional-grade publishing software, management tools, and individual faculty and researcher pages to promote and disseminate scholarship and serve academia.

With Digital Commons, universities can collect, preserve, and make visible all of their intellectual output, including pre-prints, working papers, journal articles, dissertations, master's theses, conference proceedings, presentations, creative works, and a wide variety of other content types.