"Follow Your Papers Around the World": Using the Digital Commons Dashboard
The Dashboard that is available to all Digital Commons depositors can show you where and how often your papers are being seen and used. With more than half of its readership being international, it provides a fascinating look at the global impact your work may be having. Open Access scholarship is critically important for researchers and students in the Southern Hemisphere and lower-income countries. The Dashboard can confirm for you how great an interest exists in your work, beyond your immediate campus or community. With geolocation information down to the village level, the Dashboard offers insights into how information travels, persists, and finds audiences you may not even have dreamed of. Paul Royster will lead the session and demonstrate some of the capabilities of this unique technology that publishers and other repository platforms do not offer.