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eScholarship@UMMS & UMCCTS Featured in Book Chapter

Translating Expertise: The Librarian's Role in Translational Research

Lisa Palmer, MSLS, AHIP, Institutional Repository Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, UMMS, and Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, Research Evaluation Analyst, UMCCTS, co-authored the chapter, "Taking Flight to Disseminate Translational Research: A Partnership between the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Library's Institutional Repository" that appears in the recently published book,Translating Expertise: The Librarian's Role in Translational Research, edited by Marisa L. Conte, Assistant Director of the Research and Informatics Unit, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan. Published in August 2016 by the Medical Library Association, Translating Expertise is one in a series of books that showcase the expertise of health sciences librarians. The UMCCTS and the Lamar Soutter Library have worked closely together for a number of years, collaborating on several innovative projects that are highlighted in the chapter. 

Update to eScholarship@UMMS login page

On November 21, 2016, bepress (the vendor of our eScholarship@UMMS system) released improvements to the login process to improve on system security.

The biggest difference is that the login page for Digital Commons has changed in appearance. The previous Digital Commons login page had two sections: “Login” on the left and “Create new account” on the right. The new login page has a single “Login” section, with a line below saying “Don’t have an account? Sign up.”  See the screenshot of the new login page below.

For those of you with SelectedWorks accounts, these improvements will also make it easier to log in to Digital Commons and SelectedWorks at once, without having to log in separately on both sites (you will still need to log out separately on each site).

You will still be able to log in with your same email address/password combinations as before, and all user information such as papers you have written, papers you have reviewed, and administrator permissions will be maintained. Access to the Digital Commons Dashboard and the Author Dashboard will not be affected.

Questions? Contact Lisa Palmer.

eScholarship@UMMS new login page

Journal of eScience Librarianship Showcased during Open Access Week 2016

Our Journal of eScience Librarianship's "eye-catching flyer" is featured in a bepress Digital Commons blog post about international Open Access Week, which will be held this year on October 24-30, 2016. Celebrating open access in style!

Journal of eScience Librarianship flyerhttp://


Our Top 10!



Check out our 10 most downloaded papers!

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1 Million Downloads!

eScholarship@UMMS reached 1 million full-text downloads on February 17, 2016!  Read the announcement about this milestone.

"Visit My Dashboard" link not working?

In some cases Microsoft Outlook is stripping the "Visit My Dashboard" hyperlink from the monthly eScholarship@UMMS Readership Report emails. If this is happening to you, here are other options for accessing your Author Dashboard:

  1. Forward the Readership Report email to a web-based email account, such as Gmail or, and the hyperlink will work.
  2. Upgrade the Outlook client on your computer to Outlook 2010 or higher.
  3. Access your Author Dashboard directly by logging into your eScholarship@UMMS account.
    • Go to
    • Click on the My Account tab under the UMMS logo
    • Enter the email address and password associated with your eScholarship@UMMS account to log in, or click on “Forget your password” to assign a new password.
    • If you’ve never logged in directly before, click on “Sign up” to create an account. The system will send you a confirmation email with a link that you’ll need to click (that one should work fine in Outlook).
    • Once you are logged in, click Author Dashboard in the Dashboard Tools section of your My Account page to view your dashboard

If you need assistance, please contact Lisa Palmer at or 508-856-4368.

2015 Readership Activity Highlights

Below are some highlights of readership activity for eScholarship@UMMS for calendar year 2015.

  • 212,010 downloads of full text items
  • 1600 new submissions posted
  • Papers were downloaded by visitors from over 11,000 institutions across 207 countries

The most popular papers were:

The most popular collections were:

Bepress IR All Star

Lisa Palmer bepress IR All Star bobble-head



Lisa Palmer, the Library's Institutional Repository Librarian who manages eScholarship@UMMS, was named a 2014 "bepress IR All-Star" in July 2014. At a bepress pre-conference event in 2015, Lisa was given a customized bobble-head as a speaker's gift -- the ultimate honor!