One Million Downloads
By Kirsten Lee, Distance Learning Liaison
On October 1, the Fordham Research Commons reached a new milestone: One Million Downloads!
This open access archive preserves and facilitates access to the intellectual output of Fordham faculty, researchers, and students. Since its launch in August 2007, users from over 17,500 institutions in 222 countries and territories have discovered and downloaded the scholarly and institutional items available on the Research Commons.
Some highlights of the Fordham Research Commons:
- The one millionth download was Philosophy Bakes No Bread by Dr. Babette Babich, a Professor in the Fordham Philosophy Department.
- The most downloaded item in the repository is Robert Mitchell’s Infectious Liberty: Biopolitics Between Romanticism and Liberalism, published by Fordham University Press in 2021. It has been downloaded over 80,000 times.
- The collection with the most downloads is the Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History collection. Resources from this collection have been downloaded nearly 46,000 times.
- Bronx Oral Histories have an active presence on the repository connecting Fordham scholars with their communities
The institutional repository is a service of the Fordham University Libraries. Authors who contribute to the institutional repository benefit by increasing their research impact, getting higher citation rates, and complying with funding mandates. Contact Michael Considine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kirsten Lee (email@example.com) if you’d like to learn more!