Sound Ideas, the University of Puget Sound’s institutional repository, reached the milestone of 250,000 full-text downloads since it was established in the summer of 2011. As an institutional repository, Sound Ideas increases access to and impact of a variety of creative and scholarly works created by University of Puget Sound’s students, staff, and faculty members.
The largest collection in Sound Ideas is its Faculty Scholarship series, with more than 3,000 records of faculty member’s previously published scholarship, but intellectual property issues limit the amount of full-text content that can be made available.
Student work that hasn’t been previously published is also well-represented in Sound Ideas. Some of the most popular collections are student research, like Occupational Therapy Theses, International Political Economy Theses, Economics Theses, and Summer Research. Student publications like The Trail, Black Ice, and Sound Neuroscience.
By Ben Tucker