Development Sneak Preview: Features Coming with Digital Commons 8.2

We’re rolling out our latest release this month, which means exciting new changes to metrics, archiving, and design, along with a slew of other updates. Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to with Digital Commons 8.2.

Better Ways to See and Share Impact Metrics

Your faculty already love the metrics they get through their Author Dashboard, and the Digital Commons Dashboard gives you a similar easy-to-use tool to access multiple levels of data that illustrate repository impact. And it’s about to get even better.

In the new release, we add custom date ranges, filtering options, easy sharing capabilities, and attractive new visualizations to go along with your usage reports, which you can now access within the Dashboard for one-stop reporting needs.


New filtering options



Download reports

Read more about the upcoming enhancements to the Digital Commons Dashboard here.

Real-time Archiving with Amazon S3

While bepress offers a secure system with multiple nodes to back up your content, we know that many institutions are interested in the added security of having a copy of their own archives. In order to give you that option, we’re partnering with Amazon’s S3 service, an industry-standard cloud storage service with 99.999999999% file durability. You’ll have more control over your content and the peace of mind of additional backup. Customers interested in this service just need an S3 account with Amazon; bepress will do the rest. For questions about the service, contact

Unlimited Redesigns

We are happy to announce that we now offer unlimited redesigns, removing any barriers that keep you from looking your best. Have a journal or conference in need of a makeover? Want to revisit your repository branding? If you haven’t had a redesign in the last year, contact Consulting Services to get started.