USFT Institutional Repository Annual Report: FY 2013-2014


USF Libraries


USF Tampa Library

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In fall 2011, the Academic Resources Unit of Tampa Library officially launched Scholar Commons, the University of South Florida’s (USF’s) institutional repository (IR), as a virtual showcase for research and creative energies. Scholar Commons, which can be accessed at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/, provides digital preservation and free, open access (OA) to all scholarly works produced by the USF Community. Our vision is to become a vehicle to drive research communication across disciplines and the globe. Through our dedication and outreach of scholarly communications we have created some positive outcomes. This report will look back on the progress of this initiative in the past fiscal year (FY) through:

  • Review of the purpose, people, and platform behind Scholar Commons.
  • Viewing our design additions and changes.
  • Discovering where and why new content was added.
  • Analysis of current and compiled reports and statistics.