Scholars Compass hits 1 million downloads mark in fall semester

December 6, 2017
A screen shot of the entry page to the new Scholars Compass institutional repository for VCU.
Scholars Compass hit a milestone this semester: 1 million downloads.
VCU's institutional repository and publishing platform administered by VCU Libraries, houses more than 13,500 items featuring research and scholarship by VCU faculty, staff and students. This material is openly available to readers around the world. Each download means VCU's work is being shared with the world, being used by other scholars, helping to build knowledge and understanding worldwide. 
During November, the repository achieved the milestone of 1 million downloads. Today, it is up to 1,061,957 downloads. 
Scholars Compass has been active since the spring of 2014. Besides published faculty papers and graduate student theses and dissertations, the site also features online journals, conference proceedings, undergraduate research, community engagement studies, and much more. If you are interested in adding your work to Scholars Compass, please contact Sam Byrd at (804-827-3556).
The top 10 most downloaded items over the life of the repository are:
1. Differentiated Educational Strategies in the Elementary Art Classroom, by Mary Amber Bush (Art Education thesis)
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