The PCOM Library celebrated a major milestone this fall, as it celebrated five years and more than 500,000 downloads of theses, dissertations, faculty articles, posters, notes on PCOM history and more through the DigitalCommons@PCOM.The PCOM Library recently celebrated five years and more than 500,000 downloads of scholarly materials through the DigitalCommons@PCOM.
In a celebration during Open Access Week—an international effort that promotes ways to increase access to research work and publications— Stephanie Ferretti, chief library services officer, said that the open access model adopted by DigitalCommons fosters collaboration, as researchers can obtain documents with relative ease to build on existing projects.
Among the intellectual work that has been deposited, there are
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