Collins Library Links: SOUND IDEAS – Providing access to Puget Sound Scholarship across the globe


SOUND IDEASProviding access to Puget Sound
Scholarship across the globe.

Did you know that since we launched Sound Ideas, the Library’s institutional repository, in 2011 there have been more than 780,000 downloads of Puget Sound scholarship?  We think that is pretty amazing.

Sound Ideas represents the scholarship and creative works of the faculty, staff and students of the University of Puget Sound. Sound Ideas  demonstrates our institutional commitment to helping enrich the global academic community through sharing and collaboration.

If you contribute to Sound Ideas, you receive a monthly report that provides you with the impact of your scholarship, including how many times your work has been viewed.  In addition, we host a number of online journals, including The Race and Pedagogy Journal which provides a forum to cultivate a critical discussion around the issues of teaching and race to mitigate the effects of discrimination and structural racism, and thereby, improve education for all students. The R&P Journal  is managed and edited by the University of Puget Sound under the auspices of the Race and Pedagogy Institute. The journal was established in 2015 and publishes three issues a year.

We also host a number of student journals that offer “real-world” experience in managing publications.

Sound Ideas represents our growth in expanding the parameters of digital scholarship and providing opportunities for you and your students to contribute to the scholarly canon in promotion of open access to information. To learn more about how you might become involved, contact your liaison librarian, or feel free to email

The real time interactive map on our site will provide you with a snapshot of article use and download locations.  Downloads come not just from locations in the US, but from across the globe including, to name just a few locations:  Australia, Germany, Philippines, Iran, Pakistan, Italy and Peru. It is exciting to think that the work produced by Puget Sound students, faculty and staff has such a far reaching audience.

(A screen shot taken on 9/7 showing downloads)


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