Welcome to the repository for University of Maryland research.

The Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) collects, preserves, and provides public access to the scholarly output of the university. Faculty and researchers can upload research products for rapid dissemination, global visibility and impact, and long-term preservation.

  • Faculty may use DRUM to fulfill the Equitable Access to Scholarly Articles Authored by University Faculty policy, and in many cases may use it to fulfill open access requirements from grant funding agencies.
  • Departments can use DRUM to publish or distribute their working papers, technical reports, or other research material.
  • DRUM also includes all UMD theses and dissertations from 2003 forward.

To learn more about DRUM, and how you can make your research openly accessible to the public, visit our DRUM policies website.


Recent Submissions

National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day, March 19-21, 2023.
(2023-06-07) Luckert, Yelena; Sly, Jordan
The NHA Annual Meeting brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies, museums, archives, libraries, and other humanities organizations to build their capacity to advocate for the humanities. On Humanities Advocacy Day (this year on March 21, 2023), state-based delegations, including Maryland's, traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their staff to ensure federal humanities funding in 2023.
The Sounds of Prince George's County Pt. 2
(2023) Henderson, Amanda
This report expands on a previous project with Prince George’s County, The Sounds of Prince George’s County, in which a student researched, visited, documented, and assembled data on historically relevant music venues in the Blue Line Corridor near Largo. The Sounds of Prince George’s County Pt. 2 includes a list of the locations of various music venues in the county and their attributed area, genre, and songs along with their opening and closing dates, or the current state of the location. The corresponding artist for each location is someone who has performed at that venue. The report then expands on ideas for future engagement around these locations in the future.
It's About Time: Parent-Child Turn-Taking in Early Stuttering
(2023-05-30) Godsey, Allison; Bernstein Ratner, Nan
Many professional and self-help organizations (e.g. ASHA and SFA) present advice to lengthen the time between speaking turns in early parent-child interactions in an effort to assist the child who stutters (CWS). However, only a very limited amount of research conducted using small numbers of children supports the suggestion that structured turn-taking may have the ability to reduce the number of disfluencies produced by the child who stutters. In addition, the longitudinal effect of increasing the length between speaking turns has yet to be analyzed; Hence, we do not know whether the suggestion to increase the time between speaking turns has any effect on the persistence or recovery from stuttering. Our study aims to look at this advice at stuttering onset in a longitudinal study by analyzing mother-child play interactions in 80 files containing children and their mothers (now archived at FluencyBank) for whom stuttering outcomes are known.
It’s 10pm, do you know what’s happening in the library? An Exploration of Hourly Library Usage Data
(2023-06) Thompson, Hilary; Spring, James
The COVID-19 pandemic and rising minimum wage prompted access services managers to delve deeper into data we were already collecting in order to better understand when and how the main library at the University of Maryland is used. This exploratory project involved gathering, reconciling, and identifying trends in hourly usage data from different systems, with the goal of maximizing what the library can offer with its current resources and to advocate for more funding, if needed. We will share our experience undertaking this work, discuss how we have and will apply this data, and offer suggestions for others interested in doing something similar at their library. The poster will feature data visualizations and summarize highlights, which the presenters will expand upon when presenting in person based on the audience’s particular needs/interests. We hope this poster presentation will both aid and inspire other library managers to undertake similar work related to optimizing library hours, employee scheduling, and front-line staffing levels.
International Librarians Networking Program: Recomendations & Analysis
(2023-06-01) Dodd, Alexander; Flamm, Lucy; Jarrell, Beth; Symes, Matthew
The current cohort of the Emerging Leaders program of the American Library Association partnered with the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) to identify where the International Librarians Networking Program is successful and opportunities for further improvement.