September top downloads are available here ORO-downloads-Sep-2012
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Please find the August top downloads here ORO-downloads-Aug-2012.
Here are thetop downloads for July: ORO-downloads-July-2012.
The highest new entry this month is a journal article that has yet to be formally published. One advantage of Green Open Access is that it allows new research to be more quickly disseminated, and this clearly is an example of this.
Thanks again for everyone using ORO.
I’ve just run the ORO-downloads-June-2012 and the most downloaded paper clocked 38 downloads which is the most we’ve had for a long time and the most I’ve ever recorded since starting 12 months ago.
I drilled down a bit and found that 19 of the downloads were from The OU. 4 were from New Delhi; 2 from Melbourne, Huntingdon and Singapore and 1 download each from Zurich, Manchester, Dowlais, Patna, Pune, Manila, Chiang Mai, Dar Es Salaam, Ft. Bragg and New York.
That’s a pretty good global spread! And is a timely (post Finch) reminder at what a great platform ORO is for making OU research openly accessible.
Top Downloads from last month ORO-downloads-Apr-2012 – thanks for adding full text where possible.
There have been so many announcements from various organisations around Open Access it’s been hard to keep up with them.
This morning I read that Harvard library has issued a memo on Open Access to it’s staff. It’s fascinating reading and exciting times for everyone involved in Open Access.
Please see the Top 15 downloads for February. Our focus has been on getting items in ORO over the last few months – we’ve had little time to reflect on the downloads or request a copies. Looking at the figures we see a little more usage than we had in January.
One thing to bear in mind is that these figures are for unique downloads – if we were counting total downloads the figures would be over double what we currently report on.
Thanks to everyone who deposited papers or made them available via request for copy in ORO.
It’s interesting to compare the numbers. The top download item had over 200 downloads whilst the top request a copy had 24. But, I think it’s fair to say where someone took the trouble to request a copy from the author it’s more likely they read the item!
There is also value in the connections between peers that might be made in the request a copy process – we estimate 40% of ORO visitors to be active researchers (other visitors comprise 30% postgrads, 20% undergrads & 10% other). So we hope, in a small way, ORO supports the connections made between researchers.
The request for copy process may also provide evidence for research impact. So if there are any impact narratives that have been supported, and can be evidenced, by ORO – please get in touch.