The number of researchers using mobile devices to access content on Digital Commons and SelectedWorks has more than doubled each of the past two years. It now accounts for 10% of all traffic. Technology and the devices used to access scholarship continue to change at a rapid pace; bepress continually works to expand access to content hosted on the Digital Commons and SelectedWorks platforms.
While our original designs worked well on most mobile devices, we worked to provide an optimal browsing experience for the growing number of researchers on mobile devices. The new adaptive mobile design focuses on two points: allowing researchers to easily browse and access scholarship on mobile devices, and retaining institutional branding so that the institution and author receive credit for the work. Digital Commons and SelectedWorks will now automatically adapt to the reader’s device – resizing to fit the screen, ensuring browse-ability from the front page of the repository all the way down to the article.
You can see a few examples of the new mobile browse below. The 7.5 Digital Commons New Features webinar is available at http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/reference/71/ and release notes are available at http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/reference/70/ (the webinar and notes are restricted to Digital Commons subscribers; please contact your Consulting Services adviser for the password).