Repository Passes 2 Million Downloads

The institutional repository at Raynor Memorial Libraries, e-Publications@Marquette, has recently passed a major milestone: Marquette research has now been downloaded more than two million times since the repository’s launch.

The materials downloaded are a cross-section of the types of works and disciplines represented in the repository, from research reports in the health sciences to working papers in economics. Identity Development Throughout the Lifetime: An Examination of Eriksonian Theory, by Justin T. Sokol; Frankenstein, Feminism, and Literary Theory, by Diane Hoeveler; and ’How Did Toyota Stay on Top?’ Revisiting Crisis Communication Discourse, by Rachel Marie Knoespel, top the list for most frequently downloaded items.

The repository, established in 2008, provides an open-access platform for Marquette faculty, staff, and students to preserve the outcomes of their scholarship and share them freely with the world. It also serves as a central showcase for the research activities taking place across Marquette. Works held in the repository are easily found through everyday Internet search engines and also through the Digital Commons Network of repositories, of which it is part.

Members of the Marquette community are invited to host their academic work in the repository. Learn more in the author FAQ or by contacting Leslie Quade, at 414-288-5530 or