Aquila Digital Community Celebrates 100,000th Download
The University of Southern Mississippi’s institutional repository, The Aquila Digital Community, commemorated a significant milestone on March 20, 2014, as the site logged its 100,000th full-text download. Aquila, which collects and preserves the research and scholarship of Southern Miss faculty and students, launched in January 2012 and has grown rapidly in the past two years.
Aquila was originally conceived as a means of providing open access to faculty publications, but the site has broadened its capabilities and now offers a journal publishing platform, streaming media archives of participating campus lecture series, and research data preservation for federally-funded grant research.
Among Aquila’s first 100,000 downloads, the majority are from the following collections:
Southern Miss faculty and students who are interested in including their research in Aquila are invited to visit the site at http://aquila.usm.edu or to contact Josh Cromwell at 601.266.6200 or Joshua.Cromwell@usm.edu for more information.