Category Archives: Metrics

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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Metrics: what they are and how to use them

David and I ran the session on metrics on Wednesday and had a good attendance – so thanks to all who came out. The session was an overview of metrics, researcher profiles, the application of metrics and the problematic behaviours … 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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ORO Annual Update 2014-15

I’ve collected the data for the ORO Annual Report 2014-15. Highlights include: 15% increase in deposits over previous year Over 1 million downloads from ORO for the second year in succession Open Access deposits reaching 73% in KMi ORO continues … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for July 2015

Please find the most downloaded items from ORO in July below: PDF is available here: Top 15 July 2015

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Quarterly ORO Report

  I’ve completed the quarterly ORO report for final quarter of 2014-15.  Highlights include: Deposits The last quarter saw a significant increase in the number of deposits to ORO; over 750 items were deposited in the quarter which is one … Continue reading

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The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management

Over the last few years there has been lots of discussion about the use of metrics in research assessment.  An Independent review was commissioned by the government in April 2014 to investigate the current and potential future roles that quantitative … Continue reading

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Top ORO Downloads for June

Here are the top ORO downloads for June. Again certain faculties are very well represented in the list, which indicates to me the value of an institutional repository to particular disciplines not served by well established subject repositories.  I’ll pick … Continue reading

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