The eScholarship Repository reached an important milestone last week: the 2,000,000th full-text download from the repository.

See < http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/ >.

Adoption of the eScholarship Repository is accelerating.  It took two years to log the first half-million downloads in the repository, but only a single year to reach the one million mark.  Now, in less than nine months, use of the repository has doubled again, bringing the complete article and paper downloads beyond 2,000,000.  The repository, which is used by UC scholars and researchers in more than 200 academic departments systemwide, should reach another significant milestone before year’s end — 10,000 unique paper and articles submissions.

Several new services have enhanced the eScholarship Repository’s appeal.  The Postprints service, which was launched in February of this year, increased submissions by 20% and seems to have fed rising interest in journals and other peer-reviewed series–including a new monographic series by UC Press http://repositories.cdlib.org/ucpress/.  Also, beginning this month the Postprints service supports submission of articles to the repository by author-assigned proxies.  Finally, academic units and departments can retrospectively and virtually collect postprints into their branded collections without disturbing the unique Postprints collection.  For more information see: http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/about.html