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Digital Commons Community Tops One Million Open Access Full-Text Objects

There are now more than one million open access, full-text objects available across Digital Commons member repositories. Congratulations, folks! You’ve achieved an amazing milestone, and we couldn’t be more proud of the remarkable repository managers who made it happen.

Equally impressive is the growth rate at which the one million mark was achieved. The number of full-text objects uploaded by members of the community grew by 300,000 articles, or over forty percent, since the start of the year. The growth rate of library-led scholarly publishing was even hotter. Over the same one-year period the number of new journal, conference, and book gallery structures designed, built, and launched for member repositories soared from 1,663 to 3,124, an increase of more than eighty percent.

There are more than 300 institutions that contributed to this milestone and whose work proves the value of repositories on campus. Over the next year we’ll be featuring stories about the individuals who made this goal possible and the many smaller successes that are essential to the success of our community as a whole. Make sure to follow along on our blog and newsletter! Email to subscribe.

Congratulations and kudos again to our amazing community of passionate and hard-working repository managers. We can’t wait to see what you do in the coming year!

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.