Academic Works, the GC’s Research Repository, Draws Global Interest

With papers like “Birthing, Blackness, and the Body” and “The Kids Are All Right Online,” Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open-access institutional repository, has been racking up hits from across the globe, with 1,125 works accessed more than 30,000 times.

The repository provides access to dissertations and master’s theses, faculty articles, and technical reports from the Ph.D. Program in Computer Science, among other scholarly and creative works. Google and Google Scholar are the main drivers of traffic to the site.

“Items in the repository are much more findable by Google Scholar than they would be if they lived on researchers’ personal websites or departmental pages,” says Jill Cirasella, Associate Professor and Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication (pictured). “Now more than ever, people don’t need to know they’re looking for GC research in order to find it.”

The GC’s depository will soon be rolled in to the larger CUNY repository, allowing for even greater ease of use and access. For more information and recent additions, see

Submitted on: MAR 17, 2015

Category: Computer Science | General GC News