Iowa Research Online has just passed the 100,000 mark!

The repository launched in January 2009. Since that time, we have added 3,630 items to the collection which have now been used over 100,000 times. We are very pleased that our local scholarship has been receiving so much use.

Our highest use collection is our electronic thesis and dissertation collection, which shows the importance of our recent graduates’ scholarship.  This collection has a wide range of content across all disciplines.  The theses receiving the most use are:

Our peer-reviewed journals also receive high use. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and Medieval Feminist Forum were both print only and now the back content is freely available and the current issue is available to subscribers. Poroi and Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography moved into Iowa Research Online to provide an improved interface. Some of the articles receiving the most use are:

Our collections of faculty scholarship are also receiving high use.  Highlights from these collections include:

Our partnership with the University of Iowa Press to make the back volumes of selected series available has also contributed several popular items:

Several reports from the Public Policy Center have also been receiving a lot of use, including:

We have found that IRO is used by people all over the world.  While most use comes from the United States, substantial use also comes from people in the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Germany, Australia, France, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and China, demonstrating the international nature of our collection and of research.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make the collection such a success!