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Map tracks downloads from ILR Digital Commons
Map tracks downloads from ILR Digital Commons
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A map on the home page of DigitalCommons@ILR, the ILR School’s digital repository, provides visualization for an aspect of ILR’s global impact by showing the locations of downloads in real time.

During a 15-minute period on Aug. 21, for example, articles by ILR faculty, staff and publications including the ILRReview and the Cornell HR Review -- were downloaded 53 times in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.  

The material accessed through DigitalCommons@ILR included:

  • Resident faculty papers by professors Brad Bell, Chris Collins, Jack Goncalo, Gary Fields and Lisa Nishii were downloaded in the Philippines, Germany, England, Singapore, Scotland and the United States.
  • Employment and Disability Institute publications were downloaded in England, New Delhi, and New York City.
  • ILR graduate student research downloaded in Arizona, Texas and India.
  • Papers by Extension faculty Sally Alvarez, Nellie Brown, Kate Bronfenbrenner and Ken Margolies were downloaded in the United States.
  • Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies papers authored by ILR faculty were downloaded in Detroit, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.

Use of Digital Commons, which features research by ILR scholars and others, is expected to hit 10 million downloads by mid-2015.

There are more than 19,000 papers in the repository and use of them grows yearly. In the past 12 months, nearly two million downloads were recorded.