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IRUS-UK: making scholarly statistics count in UK repositories

Needham, Paul and Stone, Graham (2012) IRUS-UK: making scholarly statistics count in UK repositories. Insights, 25 (3). pp. 262-266. ISSN 2048-7754

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Abstract

IRUS-UK is a new national standards-based statistics aggregation service for institutional repositories in the UK. The service processes raw usage data from repositories, consolidating those data into COUNTER-compliant statistics by following the rules of the COUNTER Code of Practice - the same code adhered to by the majority of scholarly publishers. This will, for the first time, enable UK repositories to provide consistent, comparable and trustworthy usage data, as well as supporting opportunities for benchmarking at a national level. This article provides some context to development, benefits and opportunities offered by the service, an institutional repository perspective and future plans.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Schools: Computing and Library Services
Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 15:21
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 17:13
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15105

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