We started our repository with Faculty publications.
Our first thesis collection was a born digital one from the Dept of Counselor Education. After 4 months, these 132 theses have been downloaded more than 8500 times. Compare that to our print collection of 1700, which have circulated just over 6100 times in 40+ years.
The CMST Institute is a summer program hosted by The College at Brockport, since 2003. Its purpose is to improve the skills and comfort level of MS and HS teachers teaching STM subjects. The CMST Institute website on a Brockport server got hacked a few years ago. They debated rebuilding it there, but decided instead to put it up on Digital Commons. Over the 8 years that they existed prior to being added to DC, they had been accessed 7531 times. In the three months they have been up on DC, they have been downloaded over 10,500 times.
This is a community for scientists across NYS to add to the body of research in watershed management for the Great Lakes (focusing on Lake Ontario), and other NY waterways. In 2013, it will again be The Year of Intensive Monitoring of Lake Ontario (5 yr cycle). We are hoping this repository will prove to be a great resource for that project.
The journal that started it all – a Faculty Learning community in 2011 wanted to publish an online journal to celebrate student scholarship from our annual Scholars Day. After checking out several platforms, we decided on bepress, because it was so robust. The Spectrum published their first issue in Apr 2012, and is working on their second. Pat Maxwell is working with a Women’s Study class to publish an annual journal called Dissenting Voices.
Digital Repositories for Faculty and Student Scholarship
Digital Repositories forFaculty & Student Scholarship CELT Brown Bag 3.29.2012
Digital Commons @Brockport An online collection of scholarly and creative works produced by the faculty, staff, and students of The College at Brockport.
Faculty Publications• From Programs of Distinction in Strategic Plan• Identified citations, checked publishers policies, contacted faculty for permission• Many publishers may allow Publisher PDF, or only pre- or post-print editions to be posted.• Currently repository is focusing on Pub PDF
Digital Thesis CollectionOur First Collection Department of Counselor EducationTotal Full Text Downloads (Feb 1-Jun 8) 8,573Number of Theses in Collection 132Outreach (number of countries) 64 (Top countries: uk, my, ph, in, ca, au) See them here: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/edc_theses/
CMST Institute • Datasets from CMST Institute • Contains lesson plans created by attendees • Continuing access required by National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership grant • Some of our most popular downloads
Studies on Water Resources of New York State and the Great LakesCommunity for Water Research87 Technical Reports (6/2012)Many only available hereDesigned to be a “Go-To” Resource
How can we help you?Here are some ideas, but you tell us what you need • Greater exposure, more citations Faculty Publications • Monthly download reports • Theses Student Research • Conference presentations • Journals Department Support • Datasets for grants