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In 2014 Nova Southeastern University celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In conjunction with the anniversary, the NSU Libraries determined a need to preserve the past, present and future of the university by creating a campus wide repository for all scholarship, creative work, and historical materials produced by the university. NSUWorks is a part of the NSU Libraries’ contribution to the university’s ongoing growth and success as an internationally recognized research institution. NSUWorks was officially launched at the Dean’s Meeting on November 2014, and reached its two year anniversary at the end of February 2016. The NSUWorks Annual Report covers the period of February 2015 to February 2016 through uploads (11,113 items) and downloads (335,819) that occurred during the second year. Comparatively, in the first year staff uploaded 5,539 items to NSUWorks and it received 92,520 downloads. In total this amounts to 16,571 uploads and 425,851 downloads over the two year period. According to the bepress benchmarking numbers of 2015, NSUWorks was in the 94th percentile for Growth (full-text items uploaded) and the 90th percentile for Breadth (number of new structures with content added). NSUWorks is well above average in comparison with the 400+ institutions using the Digital Commons software for their own repositories.
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Gibney, Michele, "NSUWorks Annual Report 2015-2016" (2016). Alvin Sherman Library Brochures, Pamphlets, Reports. 12.