The eScholarship Repository has reached one million full-text downloads, a remarkable achievement given the repository’s short life.

On Wednesday, the eScholarship program announced the launch of its new eScholarship Repository postprints service, which provides scholars with another option for regaining control of their scholarship and maximizing its availability and influence.  See the press release at [http://www.cdlib.org/news/press_releases/postprints_final_20050223.doc].

The postprints feature allows UC faculty who have retained the appropriate copyrights or who obtain permission from their publishers to easily deposit previously published articles into a publicly accessible online repository.

The postprints are fully searchable, available free of charge, and are persistently maintained in a centrally managed database.  UC faculty interested in joining the eScholarship Repository and depositing papers via the new postprints service can find more information on the eScholarship Repository web site at http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/about.html.