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by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson
如果你还没有访问过 迪金森澳门威尼斯 最近，你有没有 visited 迪金森澳门威尼斯. Since its 在推出 2014, the college’s ever-expanding digital collection of scholarly and creative work has grown from 64 items to 395 articles, theses and other scholarly works and counting, and the site has seen 28,000 page views 和 more than 10,000 downloads during the past 15 months.
“这是什么 tells us is that once researchers, through whatever search tool or strategy they have used, arrive at a 迪金森澳门威尼斯 page that includes a full-text article or thesis, they are likely to download that item for their personal use more than 1/3 of the time,” says College Archivist Jim Gerencser '93, who spearheaded the project. “In other words, there tends to be much less browsing 和 window shopping than is typical with online sources.”
迪金森澳门威尼斯 showcases faculty papers, honors theses, other student scholarship and creative works. Half of the site’s 395 articles are available for full-text downloads, 和 many of the remaining articles are simply embargoed until permissions are received from the publishers.
最多 frequently downloaded papers span the full range of the Dickinson 文科课程, from medieval studies to nanoscience, language to math, environmental studies to poly sci. Currently, the collection includes research in architecture (3 works), arts/humanities (335), business (2), education (7), engineering (1), law (5), life science (25), medicine/health science (12), physical science/mathematics (37) and social/behavioral science (93). New website features include a map on the homepage showing the location from which users have downloaded articles within the past week 和 a scrollable visualization of some of the works represented in the collection.
At the time of this writing, early adopters 卡尔·奎尔斯, professor of history, 和 斯蒂芬erfle, associate professor of international business & management, have the most uploaded articles (13 and 12, respectively), 和 Qualls’ paper on Western influence on the Russian revolutions is the most-downloaded faculty paper overall. 艾米莉 鲍伊 ’14分的 research on natural deworming methods for sheep remains one of the most-downloaded (full-text) papers on the site (based on number of downloads per day, since each paper was added to the collection), second only to Associate Director of Library Resources 该resa Arndt’s description of how 在waidner - 斯帕尔 Library staff altered its service model to suit the community’s evolving 需要。前任的 women’s & gender studies major Sara Raab ’13’s study of gender-power dynamics in BDSM rounds out the top three.
Recent additions include Professor of Mathematics 罗蕾莱 KOSS' 2014 article, “Examples of Parametrized Families of Elliptic Functions with Empty Fatou Sets;” Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies 石南属 贝迪’s 2013 article, “Special Economic Zones: National Land Challenges, Localized Protest;” 和 a study of patient satisfaction at the Sadler Health Center (Carlisle, Pa.), conducted by former 健康研究 students Jonathan Nieves, Marleni Milla, Alison Riehm 和 Molly Foltzer, each 类2011年的。
该 迪金森澳门威尼斯 team is currently exploring ways to share works within a journal format, 和 has already digitized 该 高校学生, a student-authored publication from 1849, the earliest literary magazine known to have been produced solely by Dickinson undergraduates, 和 16 问题 约翰和玛丽的日记 (1975-2003), a publication of the Friends of the Library that included articles by 澳门威尼斯 faculty and other scholars, says Gerencser. Once all technical issues have been worked through, the team will look into sharing these digitized publications 和 adding other student-authored publications—such as 在入门书 和 纯文学滑稽剧-to队列。
Library staff, meanwhile, are hard at work securing permissions to share published articles, senior theses and other exceptional student, faculty 和 staff work from the 2014-15 academic year.
That includes creative work—including art exhibition catalogs and digital representations of artwork, 和 results from community-based empirical research 项目. To date, library staff have uploaded 29 fine-art and art-history exhibition catalogs, dating back to 2004 and 1998, respectively. Collectively, the catalogs have already been downloaded 320 times. 该 first video to be added to the collection is “Cumberlocal,” a short piece by Multimedia Specialist Brenda L和is that secured first place in the Carlisle Film Festival last February.