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Pacific Scholarship Reaches Worldwide Audience Through Scholarly Commons

Readership Map of Scholarly Commons – Worldwide downloads

Office of the ProvostApr 10, 2017
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Scholarly Commons, the digital repository for University of the Pacific's scholarly and creative works, launched in November 2016. In just five short months the repository has grown to 3,459 items uploaded and received a total of 64,258 downloads worldwide - in fact, other than Antarctica, Pacific scholarship has reached every continent on the planet through Scholarly Commons.

Scholarly Commons is a blend of faculty, staff and student scholarship along with a burgeoning digital Archives and Special Collections. While faculty scholarship has been the priority thus far, PURCC and Research Day are both using the repository for their current submission process and will be used for schedule display of current, future and archival events. In addition, 22 faculty profile pages have been created using the SelectedWorks platform and 14 additional faculty CVs are in progress. 

Two of our top downloaded faculty are Ronald Hallett from Benerd School of Education and Leslie Jacobs from McGeorge School of Law. Hallett's work has received 527 downloads from 27 unique countries and Jacobs' work has received 7,344 downloads from 88 countries! Interested in having your work added? Just email your CV to Michele Gibney, Digital Repository Coordinator (mgibney@pacific.edu).