500 faculty publications now in Lafayette Digital Repository

498, 499 ... 500! Frank Xia's recently published article in the SIAM Journal on Computing became the 500th faculty publication added to the Lafayette Digital Repository. (Emily Musil Church's article on race and gender in the French colonial empire was the 499th.)

This growth in content is largely due to the Faculty's 2011 adoption of an open access resolution by which each faculty member grants to the college permission to make available his or her scholarly articles in the repository. Materials in the repository are freely and fully available to all Web users, and use statistics show that they're seeing lots of traffic, with many articles being viewed hundreds and even thousands of times.

Faculty who would like their articles deposited in the repository can use the LDR submission form (as Frank did), and library staff will add them to the repository as publishers' policies allow.