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02/09/2016

Digital Commons @ Winthrop Reaches 10,000 Downloads

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 Digital Commons @ Winthrop reached 10,000 downloads this January.
 Digital Commons, launched last January, is an online searchable hub showcasing the vast scholarship of faculty and students.
 The Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections is one of the most popular Digital Commons Collections.

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Gina Price White
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Digital Commons @ Winthrop reached 10,000 downloads this January, just in time for the one year-anniversary of the database’s launch.

Digital Commons, launched last January, is an online searchable hub showcasing the vast scholarship of faculty and students.

The Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections has been vigorously adding materials since December 2014 and the hard work and efforts have paid off. The archives is one of the most popular Digital Commons Collections.

“The Pettus Archives has seen an increase in the use of the archives since beginning to add finding aids and digital content to Digital Commons. The digital scans of various newspapers, previously only available on microfilm, are a great help to researchers, scholars and local historians. We are excited to offer early issues of the student newspaper, The Johnsonian, and will be uploading more issues as they are scanned. We add additional digital content weekly so check our Digital Commons page often for the latest uploads,” said Gina Price White, archives director.

Popular items include a 1914 image of the Alma Mater from the Winthrop yearbook, The Tatler; an image of Mowat Fraser from 1939; and a picture of David Bancroft Johnson as a toddler in 1856.

Graduate theses are also popular downloads in Winthrop's Digital Commons.

Other interesting collections include:

Winthrop Faculty & Staff Book Gallery
Winthrop Faculty & Staff Publications
Winthrop University Oral History Program
Image Galleries

For more information please visit the Digital Commons or contact DeAnn Brame, digital services/systems librarian, at bramed@winthrop.edu.

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