Beprexit FAQ

For nearly 14 years, the University of Pennsylvania has used bepress’ Digital Commons software to host Penn’s institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, which makes scholarly works of Penn faculty, staff, and students freely available online. Given bepress’ recent acquisition by a major publishing/information analytics company, Elsevier, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries has announced that it will explore alternatives to bepress’ Digital Commons platform. This provides the Penn Libraries with an opportunity to build new repository services that will better meet the needs of the Penn community.