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Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons Celebrates 1 Million Downloads

In February, Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons—Pepperdine University’s online scholarship repository and publishing platform—achieved 1 million downloads. The lucky millionth article was written by James White for the journal Leaven and titled Helping Teens Develop Authentic Relationships—appropriate given that the milestone was achieved on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Pepperdine Digital Commons is the university’s centralized platform for Pepperdine journals, faculty websites, conference proceedings, exemplary student research, and other e-scholarship. It is the Libraries’ mission to make Pepperdine’s scholarly output accessible, secure, and search engine optimized for online discovery.

Said Dean of Libraries, Mark Roosa “Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons serves the Pepperdine community of researchers in two important ways: it provides a secure and central repository for archiving the incredible academic work taking place at our institution, and a means for sharing that work with scholars around the world.”

The most popular paper of 2014 was Trial Objections from Beginning to End: The Handbook for Civil and Criminal Trials, followed closely by What Happens to Our Facebook Accounts When We Die?: Probate Versus Policy and the Fate of Social-Media Assets Postmortem. The most popular journals were the Pepperdine Law Review, which produced these two articles, and Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry.

Be sure to check out our new global downloads map for Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons and watch the downloads pop-up in real time.


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Introducing Pepperdine Digital Commons: New online publishing platform for Pepperdine scholarship

It’s here!

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of Pepperdine Digital Commons, the university’s new centralized platform for Pepperdine journals, faculty webpages, conference proceedings, and exemplary student research. Pepperdine Digital Commons is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the academic output of Pepperdine faculty, students, staff, and affiliates. It is the mission of Pepperdine Digital Commons to facilitate the discovery of Pepperdine’s scholarly communications, provide instant access to full text works, and preserve these materials in an open, digital environment.

Who can submit content?

Pepperdine University faculty, staff, students, organizations or departments, or individuals or groups sponsored by or closely affiliated with Pepperdine University.

What can go in it?

Original, creative work that is scholarly in nature, research oriented, or of institutional significance. Pepperdine Digital Commons accepts a wide range of file formats (including text files, datasets, audio files, and video files) and there is no formal limit to size of material.

Why use it?

Pepperdine Digital Commons is a centralized repository that enables Pepperdine faculty, students, and staff to share their work and get it discovered by the wider academic community. Items in Pepperdine Digital Commons are search engine optimized, meaning that they appear high in the search results of sites like Google. Furthermore, authors and editors receive regular download reports and have access to Google Analytics.

It’s live now, so check it out.

Follow this link for more information on Pepperdine Digital Commons. Thanks!