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

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