PDF Version: ORO Update 2017-18
Highlights from the ORO year include a big increase in deposits to ORO, this was due to:
- Requirements on self archiving for the REF2021 exercise
- Deposit of around 500 theses digitised by the EThOS service
- Strategies for automated deposit – including integration of Jisc Publications Router
We also saw an increase in site visits – this is heartening – it confirms a reversal in a dip that occurred back in 2014. However, downloads decreased by 7%, I will be looking at discoverability of content in ORO over the next few months.
The next year should also see us refresh our integration with ORCID, a light touch website make-over, increased legacy thesis coverage, measuring the effectiveness of our automated deposit strategies and continuing support for REF2021.