Author Archives: Chris

About Chris

Chris looks after Open Research Online (ORO) on a day to day basis. He has worked in this role since 2011 and can advise on using ORO to maximise dissemination of research outputs and Open Access publishing generally.

ORO Annual Report 2016-17

The ORO Annual Report compiles some key information about ORO.  It provides both a snapshot of its performance and also provides some useful trend data. PDF Version Like all UK repositories the REF Open Access policy has increased the importance of … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Open Access Publishing

To coincide with Global Open Access week we’ll be running a training session on Open Access Publishing on 26th October 2017. The face to face session will  provide an overview of Open Access Publishing and review the requirements placed on authors … Continue reading

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Training Offer: ORCID

We currently have 343 ORCIDs recorded in ORO and 11,261 papers in ORO have at least one ORCID recorded against a co-author. We are running a workshop on Thursday 12th October at 10AM where you can learn about ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers), the … Continue reading

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August ORO downloads – where is Open University research used?

This is the third and final post looking at the top downloads from ORO over the summer months.  Each post has used the lens of download counts to look at a different benefit ORO offers the University – this post … Continue reading

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ORO Usage Data

Ever wondered what your most downloaded paper in ORO is? Ever wondered how many papers your School has in ORO? Ever wondered how many Open Access papers are in ORO? ORO has the functionality to help you answer these questions.  You can … Continue reading

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July ORO downloads – how do people get to ORO?

This is second of three posts looking at the benefits and functions of the institutional repository through the lens of the top monthly downloads.  This post looks at the different ways people get to the Open Access papers in ORO. … Continue reading

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June ORO downloads – The Pennyland Project

This is the first in three posts reviewing top downloads from ORO over the summer months.  For each month the counts offer an opportunity to reflect on a particular function or benefit the repository provides.  June downloads have an interesting … Continue reading

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ORO ORCID connector

We have completed the first stage of our ORO – ORCID connector.  It is now possible to link your ORO profile to your new (or existing ORCID account).  This link has three key benefits: It allows all your publications listed … Continue reading

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Repository Downloads – Open Access, Community and Social Media

This is the second post concerning ORO downloads in March and April 2017. The first looked at general characteristics of repository downloads, this one focuses on a single research output in ORO. Mair Lloyd’s PhD thesis Living Latin: Exploring a … Continue reading

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Repository Downloads – March & April 2017 Edition

This edition of the downloads report from ORO forms 2 posts.  In the first I look at the general characteristics of repository downloads and repository web sessions.  In the second I will focus on a single item in ORO and … Continue reading

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