Opus, IPFW’s institutional repository, provides students and scholars to share their work with the world in an open access environment. In 2016, Opus continued to grow in both content and global reach. Here are a few highlights from our 2016 Statistical Report:
- Downloads: Items included in Opus have been downloaded more than 430,000 times since the repository was created in 2009.
- Global Reach: Readers of Opus content come from 178 different countries and 6 continents – Antarctica is the only continent not represented!
- Student Works: Opus includes student research! You can find papers from the History Undergraduate Conference and posters from the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium.
- Top Downloads: The most popular item in Opus, Dr. Barry Dupen’s Applied Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
- Graduate Research: The most downloaded masters thesis (and the 4th most downloaded item overall) is Jaron Elkin’s The Misery of Popularity: Stephen King in the Literature Classroom, with more than 5,700 downloads from over 100 different countries.
Opus can also help faculty track the impact of their scholarly and creative work – please contact Scholarly Communications at the IPFW Helmke Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.