USFT Scholar Commons Annual Report: FY 2015-2016


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In fall 2011, the Academic Resources Unit of the University of South Florida (USF) Library launched Scholar Commons, an institutional repository (IR) intended to serve as a virtual showcase for USF’s research and creative energies. Scholar Commons provides digital preservation and free open access (OA) to scholarly works produced by the USF Community. Our vision is to become a vehicle to drive research communication across academic disciplines.

Through our dedication to and outreach of scholarly communications, we have generated many positive outcomes. This report chronicles our initiatives during the 2015/2016 fiscal year (FY), and includes:

  • A review of the purpose, people, and platform behind Scholar Commons
  • A recap of our design additions and changes
  • A summary of where and why new content was added
  • A study of current reports and statistics