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Booth Library records millionth download for ‘The Keep’

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The 1-millionth download for Booth Library’s institutional repository, The Keep, was recorded on Feb. 6.

The day’s biggest downloads were “Stress as a Moderator of Visual Perception: Do Elevated Stress Levels Interfere with Visual Cognition,” a graduate thesis by Ashley Ebersole, and “The Relationship Between Involvement in Extracurricular Activities and Academic Achievement of Students at Flora High School,” a graduate thesis by Linda Spicer, according to a press release.

Downloaded 19,833 times from around the world, the most popular paper overall is “Involve Me: Using the Orff Approach within the Elementary Classroom,” by undergraduate Amanda Long. Long’s paper also won the 2013 Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity.

Other papers included in The Keep are graduate student Joseph Tillman’s thesis, “Improvements to Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blades to Aid in Self-Starting,” downloaded 10,805 times, and music professor Jemmie Robertson’s “An Integrated Approach to Preparing Paul Hindesmith’s Sonata for Trombone and Piano: A Guide to Help Achieve a Better Performance,” downloaded 8,367 times.

The Keep has nearly 80,000 documents including faculty scholarship, student and professional journals, graduate theses, undergraduate honors papers, Eastern historical documents and committee documents.

According to a press release, the mission of The Keep is to digitize, preserve and promote Eastern’s scholarly output, so it can be discovered online easier.

The Keep can be accessed at

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Booth Library records millionth download for ‘The Keep’