Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two million downloads from UKnowledge spread institutional research

Research items available from UKnowledge have been downloaded more than 2 million times around the world. Since its establishment in late 2010 as University of Kentucky’s institutional repository, UKnowledge has enabled timely discovery of and unfettered access to a variety of scholarly contents generated at or sponsored by UK.  

UKnowledge includes a map tool to visualize downloads worldwide.

Theses and dissertations command the major portion of the 2 million-plus downloads. Meanwhile, open access journals housed in UKnowledge continue to draw much attention. To see an up-to-date list of the 10 most downloaded items, visit this page

The featured collections page offers a window into some of the remarkable collections on UKnowledge. Currently highlighted there are three publications and an image gallery:
Created in celebration of College of Arts and Sciences’ Year of the Middle East, "Middle Eastern Passage" showcases intriguing images of Arabic and Persian calligraphic manuscripts archived in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center. From "Storehouse of Mysteries," this is an image of the first of five narrative poems, or "Panj Ganj" (the "Five Treasures"), written by Persian poet Nizami.

Holding more than 11,300 items, UKnowledge aims to share the university's research and scholarship with learners and researchers everywhere.

UK faculty and students interested in using the resources and services made available by UKnowledge may contact Adrian Ho, director of Digital Scholarship.

Article reprinted from UKNow.

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