An open-access, digital archive documenting scholarly work at Cal Poly has reached 10 million downloads, according to the university.
DigitalCommons@CalPoly received its 10 millionth hit on Sept. 21 when someone accessed the uploaded thesis of alumna Nicola Leyshon titled “Temporal Changes to Fire Risk in Disparate Wildland Urban Interface Communities.” Leyshon earned a master’s degree in forestry sciences from Cal Poly this year.
Cal Poly’s archive provides open access to faculty and student research, scholarship, creative works and historically important documents created by administrative offices, departments and programs at Cal Poly, according to the university.
Visitors from more than 160 countries, who can access the work at http://www.digitalcommons.calpoly.edu, have clicked on more than 31,000 items of faculty and student scholarship, as well as campus publications from the site.
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Cal Poly’s archive is one of hundreds of digital archives managed by libraries and other research institutions around the world, and it supports new mandates to share projects funded by federal agencies that endow major research.