Category Archives: ORO

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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HEFCE Open Access Policy: one year on – how is it working?

It’s been one year since the HEFCE Open Access Policy for the next REF came into force. In a nutshell the policy requires all journal articles and published conference items (with an ISSN) to be deposited in a repository within … Continue reading

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Linking ORO to ORCID

This week Alan Stiles (ORO Developer) and I ran a workshop on ORCID with particular attention to linking individual ORO (the OU’s Institutional Repository) accounts to existing or new ORCID accounts. The development work has gone on for some time … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Repository Downloads

The download data of Open Access content in ORO can tell some fascinating stories, the counts from December and January are no exception… it really is amazing what you can discover with a bit of digging! The first one that … Continue reading

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Social Media, Open Access and the Institutional Repository

The impact of engaging with social media in conjunction with Open Access papers in a repository is not new and was perhaps first illustrated by Melissa Terras back in 2012 in her blog post Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth … Continue reading

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ORO July Downloads

The Top 50 Downloads for July are below.  It’s the first month we’ve recorded this against the new faculty structure – we can see Faculty affiliations and where (currently) available School affiliations.  We’ll have to work this out a bit in … Continue reading

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Using ORO for Learning and Teaching

The focus for ORO remains the dissemination of OU research outputs to the widest possible audience.  However, there is a use for ORO that we sometimes forget: ORO can be an Open Access resource bank for module production. When she was … Continue reading

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ORO Downloads – June 2016

I’m a bit reluctant to publish lists of top downloads from ORO as they only tell the story of those items that get an exceptional number of downloads from ORO.  Sometimes these numbers are questionable and can be the result … Continue reading

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Does using ORO provide a citation advantage?

There have been several studies indicating that deposit in an institutional repository (like our own ORO) does provide a citation advantage.  The one I usually refer to when I’m promoting ORO is the one conducted by Lars Kullman “The Effect of Open … Continue reading

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Open Research Online – Quarterly Update

Please find below quarterly update for ORO Q3 2015/16.  Key headlines for the last quarter are: Increase in deposits on previous quarter and quarter 3 2014/15 Increase in Open Access items and items with Full text  Deposits 702 deposits over the … Continue reading

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