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ScholarWorks Surpasses 2,000,000 Downloads!

Map of ScholarWorks readership around the world 10/13/2022

Pictured: a map of ScholarWorks readership around the world October 13, 2022

Smith ScholarWorks reached, and quickly surpassed, 2,000,000 downloads in October. This milestone is the result of the over 5,000 works submitted since our inception in April 2016 from over 200 faculty members, as well as student and staff work. Congratulations all! Your scholarship and contribution to the global open-access community is a powerful testament to Smith’s reach and impact in the world.

Benefits to Archiving Your Work in ScholarWorks

  • Raises your research visibility and reaches new audiences. Your work won’t be hidden behind a paywall.
  • Allows a wide variety of researchers to cite your work.
  • Stable URL and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for your work, making it permanently findable.
  • ScholarWorks is regularly crawled by Google, making your work easily discoverable.
  • Provides comprehensive reports and alt metrics to allow you to track usage and impact.
  • Multiple formats can be archived, including articles, book reviews, presentations, videos, performances, events, open educational resources, and datasets.

How to Get Started

What’s New?

  • OERs: Open Educational Resources are the future! Archive your OER projects in Scholarworks and be included and searchable in OER Commons. Find info about OERs here.
    Explore Scholarworks OER materials, open courses, or textbooks.
  • Events: Archive and share schedules, publications, and recordings from your event, fully contextualized in ScholarWorks.
  • Performances: Your performances (or lectures) can be archived and streamed natively within ScholarWorks, or streamed from a third-party host.
  • Podcasts: We embed or link to podcasts and accept nearly all audio file formats.


Jessica Ryan