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.

Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) was a year of maintenance, as Library-wide strategic planning and other initiatives took precedence over direct repository-related outreach. That being said, the repository still experienced growth consistent with years prior, including new projects, journals, and faculty paper uploads.

The first part of the FY19 report contains a series of charts and graphics illustrating FY19 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 FY19. All data for this report was collected in July 2019.



Date Posted: 10 December 2019