Scholars Compass hits 1 million downloads mark in fall semester
December 6, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (804-827-
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)
2. A Kalman Filter Based Attitude Heading Reference System Using a Low Cost Inertial Measurement Unit, by Matthew Leccadito (Engineering thesis)
3. Understanding and Design of an Arduino-based PID Controller, by Dinesh Bista (Physics thesis)
4. Organizational Culture, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions: The Mediating Role of Perceived Organizational Support, by David Emerson (Accountancy dissertation)
5. Preparing a Professional Teaching Portfolio for an Art Teaching Position, by Melanie Buffington (journal article)
6. Estill Voice Training: The Key to Holistic Voice and Speech Training for the Actor, by Katharine Salsbury (theater thesis)
7. Facilitating Lewin's change model with collaborative evaluation in promoting evidence based practices of health professionals, by Julianne Manchester et al. (journal article)
8. Rage and social media: The effect of social media on perceptions of racism, stress appraisal, and anger expression among young African American adults, by Morgan Maxwell (psychology dissertation)
9. Blurring the Lines of Traditional Gender Roles: Beliefs of African American Women, by Jasmine Abrams (Psychology thesis)
10. An Analysis of the External Environmental and Internal Organizational Factors Associated With Adoption of the Electronic Health Record, by Clemens Kruse (Health Related Sciences dissertation)