Winthrop Among Most Popular In Arts and Humanities Commons

A little pat on the back is in order — this June Winthrop University was among the most popular institutions in the Arts and Humanities Commons, a part of the larger Digital Commons Network. The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide and includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

More specifically, playwriting was the discipline in Winthrop’s digital repository that had a large number of downloads. If you take a look at the playwriting works in the Digital Commons, you will see that two of our faculty deserve recognition: David Wohl, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Andrew Vorder Bruegge, Acting Assistant Dean of the same college, provided several works to our repository. This is a great example of open access really working. Deans Wohl and Vorder Bruegge have provided open access to their scholarship through the Digital Commons @ Winthrop University, and in return their scholarship is more easily discoverable to anyone (in the world) with internet access. Pretty cool, huh?

Have you produced any scholarship at Winthrop that you would like there to be open access to? Contact our Digital Services and Systems Librarian, DeAnn Brame, at bramed@winthrop.edu.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, July 6th to Sunday, July 12th:

     Building Hours      Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs.      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

View complete library schedule.

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Dacus Library Goes Live With New System!

Dacus Library is now running a new integrated library system, OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS). We went live with the new system at 8:00 AM Wednesday, July 1st. You’ll mostly notice the difference when you search our online catalog and log into your library account. In order to access your library account, you do have to create a password the first time. Just click on the set/reset password link below the username and password boxes. Your username is still the first part of your email address, but your password can be whatever you want. Of course we recommend using your email password so it’s easy to remember.

As with any new system switch there will likely be some glitches or some times where our service at the desk is not quite as quick as usual as we all get used to the new system. Please be patient with us. Also, if you need help searching our new catalog, please come to the Information Commons desk and ask. We are happy to help!

Digital Commons Surpassed Its 2000th Download!

You may be asking, what is the Digital Commons? It’s an institutional repository that serves as a space to showcase all scholarship Winthrop produces. The Digital Commons @ Winthrop University debuted early in 2015 and already it has had over 2000 downloads!

Check out the Digital Commons for yourself. You’ll find faculty papers and publications, undergraduate research, theses and newsletters along with archival collections from the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections – items that have not been digitally accessible until now.

Interested in submitting your scholarly work to the Digital Commons but you’re not sure how? You can email our Digital Services and Systems Librarian, DeAnn Brame, at bramed@winthrop.edu. You can also find some author FAQs here.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, June 29th to Sunday, July 5th:

     Building Hours      Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs.      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

View complete library schedule.

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.