The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) publishes SLIS Connecting in the university's digital repository, Aquila Digital Community (http://aquila.usm.edu/), which is hosted through Digital Commons. The purpose of SLIS Connecting is “to share news, information and research with future students, current students, alumni, faculty, and the general population through selected faculty publications, invited student publications, refereed publications, and through regular columns” . The first issue was electronically published in February 2012 and the second in October 2012. The third issue was published in February 2013 and contains the first paper submitted from an author not affiliated with SLIS. SLIS Connecting is currently indexed in Google Search and in Google Scholar. From the first issue of SLIS Connecting in February 2012 through March 2013, there were over 7,000 page views. Eighty-three percent were from U.S. While the patterns in the United States align closely to the student and alumni distribution as expected; the international pattern at first glance seems somewhat unexpected, but there are several possible reasons for the unexpected international reach. This extended abstract presents the spatial analysis of usage data of SLIS Connecting in the United States and abroad.
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