FIU Libraries' Digital Commons Reaches 1 Millionth Download!



February 10, 2015 - Last week, FIU’s Digital Commons reached 1 million downloads. This exciting milestone demonstrates the effectiveness of the repository as a central access point for the scholarly output of FIU’s faculty and students.

Currently, Digital Commons houses over 7,000 items across 670 disciplines. In the last year alone there have been 380,099 downloads from across the globe, with the greatest downloads from India, United Kingdom, Canada, Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Pakistan, South Africa and Spain.

The history making paper was “Vacuum Brazing of Alumina Ceramic to Titanium Using Pure Gold as Filler Metal for Biomedical Implants” by Mohammad S. Siddiqui, from our Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection (ETDs).

“On behalf of the FIU Libraries we want to thank and acknowledge the FIU faculty, researchers, and students that have shared the results of their research through Digital Commons,” said Dean of University Libraries Anne Prestamo.  “The Libraries embrace their role as a partner in sharing the scholarly and creative output of the Worlds Ahead FIU community with the world.” 

FIU’s Digital Commons, a service of the University Libraries, is a central access point for scholarship, research, creative works and history of the FIU community. The repository includes published articles, presentations, research reports, electronic theses and dissertations, select collections from university archives, journals, conferences, and audio/visual materials from notable university events.

Founded in 2008, the repository has continued to grow year after year accommodating new content and collections. Some of the newest collections include: African and African Diaspora Studies Program Faculty Scholarly Presentations , The Beacon ,Class, Race, and Corporate Power ,Phillip and Patricia Frost Art Museum Lecture Series , Economics Research Working Paper Series , IAS Design Symposium , and Sea Level Rise Collection.

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