Scholarship at Penn Libraries

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Technical Report

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ScholarlyCommons ( has served as the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository since 2004. The repository, hosted on Elsevier's bepress Digital Commons software, allows for faculty, students, and Penn researchers to share scholarly materials publicly and without paywalls.

This FY18 report serves as a supplement to the more complete FY17 report and provides updated general statistics on downloads and uploads, as well as brief profiles of new projects and collaborations undertaken this fiscal year. To read the FY17 repository report -- which contains a robust analysis of collection growth and composition, recent service enhancements and descriptions, collection and service gaps, and much more -- visit

The first part of the FY18 report contains a series of charts and graphics illustrating FY18 downloads, uploads, and general repository use. The second part of the report contains brief profiles of new projects and collaborations undertaken by repository staff in FY18.



Date Posted: 24 July 2018