John Marshall Articles Get Thousands of Downloads through John Marshall Institutional Repository

More than 150,000 downloads of works by faculty, students, and attorneys have been made from The John Marshall Institutional Repository since it launched in 2013.

“The repository allows us to share with the world the outstanding work of our faculty, staff attorneys, and students through their law review articles and white papers. It is also a forward thinking platform to share John Marshall’s journals,” explained Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ralph Ruebner.

Launched in March 2013 and conceived and developed by the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs and the Louis L. Biro Law Library staff, The John Marshall Institutional Repository has become an important hub for scholarship discovery. The repository houses a variety of scholarly materials, including the three John Marshall journals and faculty authored law review articles, produced under the auspices of The John Marshall Law School.

To date, the repository has more than 2,250 articles or citations to John Marshall-related articles.

“By using the Bepress platform for our repository, we allow readers, at no charge worldwide, to discover and view research produced at John Marshall that interests them. Work created at John Marshall is highlighted alongside other law-related work at over 200 other institutions through the Digital Commons Network –and John Marshall consistently appears in the monthly top 10 popular institutions based on specialty, including intellectual property,” explained Library Director Ramsey Donnell.

The John Marshall faculty have written more than 450 articles posted as full-text PDFs or cited in the repository, including law review articles by John Marshall faculty dating back to 1957.

All past issues of The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law and The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law (formerly the Journal of Computer and Information Law) are available on the repository.  Issues of The John Marshall Law Review have been uploaded back to 1995.

“Through social media buttons, our alumni and faculty have over 250 ways to share their scholarship from the repository,” explained Donnell.

Work on the repository continues by Raizel Liebler, head of Faculty Scholarship Initiatives and manager of the repository, and John Marshall library staff. Their work includes uploading the remaining 28 volumes of The John Marshall Law Review and keeping up with ongoing publishing of works by faculty and by journals.

Liebler said the law school soon will be launching a storefront to allow print versions of John Marshall journal volumes and articles to be purchased by the public.

Access to the John Marshall Institutional Repository is at

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