Faculty research finds new audience through Idun

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

You may be aware that Augsburg faculty publish their research in scholarly journals, but did you also know those same journal articles are finding new readers and new life through Idun, Augsburg’s open access repository? Our faculty publications are especially popular in Japan.

Professor Joseph Erickson and Associate Professor Pavel Belik, for example, each have a serious fan base in Japan. Pavel Belik’s journal articles are frequently downloaded by readers in Tokyo but are equally popular with scholars across the United States. Likewise, Joe Erickson’s article “Service-learning in Preservice Teacher Education” has proven popular with readers in Tokyo and Hiroshima.

“Java Plus Coffee”, co-authored by Assistant Professors George Dierberger and Marc McIntosh, has found a Japanese audience, and Assistant Professor Daniel Albert’s research on the influence of composition competitions on student self-image has been downloaded numerous times by readers in Japan, Taiwan, and the United States.

These are just a few examples of how Idun is promoting Auggie scholarship to a worldwide audience. To find out how your work can be included in Idun, contact Mike Bloomberg at bloomber@augsburg.edu.