Skip to Main Content

Scholars' Mine Annual Report

Annual Report July 2017 - June 2018

Report Header

Scholars’ Mine is the institutional repository for the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Scholars' Mine is our digital showcase providing access to the scholarly and cultural resources created by the university community.


Scholars' Mine received the CoreTrustSeal in April of 2018

The CoreTrustSeal is a core level certification based on the DSA-WDS Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements catalog and procedures. This universal catalog of requirements reflects the core characteristics of trustworthy data repositories. The CoreTrustSeal signifies that Scholars' Mine is a trusted and certified repository for research data.

On March 26th, 2018 a user in Anantapur, Andhra, Pradesh, India downloaded Aggregate Gradation Optimization -- Literature Search by David N. Richardson the Chancellor's Professor and Associate Professor Emeritus in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Congratulations Dr.  Richardson for being our 2 millionth download! 


Benefits for Our Institution

Supports the institution's research mission

  • Increases the exposure of our faculty's scholarship and promotes research opportunities globally
  • Provides access to our research in a single location, offering opportunities for branding
  • Promotes the accomplishments of our faculty and students to potential employers and students
  • Enables collaboration and learning

Manages and preserves the scholarship of the institution

  • Aggregates all the institutional research in a single location
  • Enables the institution to comply with copyright law and publisher policy
  • Ensures preservation, readability and access into the future

Increases the availability of hard-to-access scholarship

  • Shares hard-to-access institutional scholarship such as conference presentations, exhibits and performances
  • Increases accessibility of institutional technical reports, white papers and student research

Celebrates and preserves campus culture and life

  • Serves as a platform for art exhibits and other student activities
  • Provides access to yearbooks and other collections of campus activities
  • Hosts special collections of materials important to campus history and life

Comments From our


"Thanks for letting me know this great news and the great platform that you and your team provide to us!"
"Thanks for highlighting my work.   I know it helps to be visible."
"Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job on my profile."
"Thanks for your good work on Scholar’s Mine and the SelectedWorks profile."


Digital Commons Network Logo

Scholars' Mine Continues to Rank Highly in the Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

  • Works from Scholars' Mine ranked highly in 6 out of 108 engineering disciplines in December 2017. The highly rank disciplines included: petroleum engineering, systems and communications, engineering science and materials, manufacturing, systems engineering, and other engineering.
  • Works from Scholars' Mine ranked highly in 3 out of 122 physical sciences and mathematics disciplines in December 2017. The highly ranked disciplines included: artificial intelligence and robotics, geophysics and seismology, and Plasma and Beam Physics.
  • Works from Scholars' Mine ranked highly in the scholarly communications discipline of social and behavioral sciences in August 2017.
  • Works from Scholars' Mine ranked highly in 3 out of 122 physical sciences and mathematics disciplines in August 2017. The highly ranked disciplines included: chemistry, geology, and physics.
  • Works from Scholars' Mine ranked highly in the environmental health discipline of life sciences in August 2017.

Curtis Laws Wilson Library • 400 W. 14th Street • Rolla, MO 65409 • (573) 341-4008 •
© 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All Rights Reserved.

Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Photos appearing in this guide are protected by U.S. Copyright and may not be used or downloaded without permission.