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On 09 Apr 2020 Scholars' Mine reached a new milestone: four million downloads. The latest million downloads took place in less than 11 months. Researchers and other users have downloaded material including theses and dissertations, faculty publications, conference proceedings, research data and more.

The 4 millionth download was by a user in Yongzhou, Hunan, China: Liquefaction of the Alluvial Soils of Bangladesh. This presentation is from International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, one of the most popular collections in Scholars' Mine.

The two popular publications highlighted last year continue to have large downloads:
1. Case Study and Analysis of a Low Cost Housing Project in an Urban Area in India from the 1970 International Symposium on Low Cost Housing Problems Related to Urban Renewal and Development, held in Rolla, Missouri. This paper was downloaded over 6,700 times in the past 11 months, for a total of over 14,700 downloads
2. An Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles, published in Peer to Peer, a Missouri S&T undergraduate journal. This article has been downloaded an additional 5,600 times, totaling over 12,000 downloads.

To aid searching and browsing of the repository, we redesigned the repository giving it a more user friendly interface. The Miner newspaper is a new addition to Scholars’ Mine; issues from 1915 to 1938 have been added, with more coming soon.

Scholars' Mine also provides a permanent online presence for many of Missouri S&T’s Centers and Labs including INSPIRE-University Transportation Center, the Intelligence Systems Center, the Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center and the Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Lab. Faculty research, newsletters, webinars, PPPRs and more are shared in an open access environment.

The SelectedWorks Author Gallery showcases S&T’s faculty and their research as well as their honors and awards, memberships and more.

Especially in this environment of COVID-19 when much of the world is practicing social distancing, we are glad that Scholars' Mine can provide open access to many resources. We are looking forward to our next million downloads. Thank you all.


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10 Apr 2020

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