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Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS UK - Jisc Digital Festival 2015

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Delivered alongside service partner Evidence Base this practical demonstration highlighted how usage statistics from the repositories can be used by institutions.

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Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS UK - Jisc Digital Festival 2015

  1. 1. Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK Jo Alcock, Evidence Base (IRUS-UK) Jackie Proven, University of St Andrews
  2. 2. Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 3 » Institutional Repository Usage Statistics – United Kingdom » Collects raw usage data from UK institutional repositories for all item types › Not just articles › Downloads not record views » Displays statistics (using different reports) for originating repositories to use » Gives a wider picture of the overall use of UK repositories What is IRUS-UK?
  3. 3. Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 4 » Use a push ‘tracker’ – whenever a download occurs the repository ‘pings’ the IRUS-UK server with details about the download › Currently available for EPrints, DSpace, and Fedora repositories (hope to add more in future) » Apply the COUNTER Code of Practice to filter out robots and double clicks » Apply additional IRUS-UK filters to remove more user agents and apply a simple threshold for ‘overactive’ IP addresses » Process daily provisional stats and reprocess monthly How does IRUS-UK collect and process data?
  4. 4. Overall Summary 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 5 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK Skip
  5. 5. Repository Statistics 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 6 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  6. 6. Ingest Summary Statistics 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 7 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  7. 7. Item Report 1: Number of Successful Item Requests by Month and Repository Identifier 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 8 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  8. 8. Item Report 1: Number of Successful Item Requests by Month and Repository Identifier 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 9 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  9. 9. Item Report 2: Number of Successful Item Requests by Month and ItemType 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 10 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  10. 10. Item Report 2: Number of Successful Item Requests by Month and ItemType 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 11 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  11. 11. ElectronicThesis or Dissertation Report 1 (ETD1): Number of SuccessfulTheses or Dissertation Downloads Requests by Month and Repository Identifier 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 12 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  12. 12. ElectronicThesis or Dissertation Report 1 (ETD1): Number of SuccessfulTheses or Dissertation Downloads Requests by Month and Repository Identifier 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 13 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  13. 13. Search 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 14 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  14. 14. Item Statistics 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 15 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  15. 15. Article DOI Summary Statistics 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 16 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  16. 16. DOI Duplicates Report 1 (DD1): Items with Duplicate DOIs within Repository 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 17 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  17. 17. Repository Report 1 (RR1) – Number of Successful Item Download Requests by Month and Repository 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 18 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  18. 18. Repository Report 1 (RR1) – Number of Successful Item Download Requests by Month and Repository 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 19 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  19. 19. EThOS integration 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 20 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  20. 20. Altmetrics integration 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 21 IRUS-UK screenshot Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  21. 21. 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 22 » Provide standards-based reliable repository statistics: › “I use IRUS-UK as the gold standard for accuracy.” Middlesex University › “Provides a way to externally verify the statistics I’m providing to my stakeholders.” University ofWarwick How can you use IRUS-UK data? Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  22. 22. 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 23 » Report to institutional managers: › In the 2014 IRUS-UK user survey, 84% of respondents reported using IRUS-UK for regular reporting to management › “We do a monthly update and then I will do ad hoc reports for individual faculties” Open University How can you use IRUS-UK data? Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK
  23. 23. Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 24 » Report to researchers: › “We get a lot of requests from academics asking about the downloads of their research, particularly at annual review time” University ofWarwick › “I will also do ad hoc reports on how many downloads an item or series of items has had for researchers to report back to funders” Open University How can you use IRUS-UK data?
  24. 24. Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 25 » Benchmarking: › “Interesting to compare how your repository is performing with other similarly sized repositories or similarly sized research institutions” University of Strathclyde › “RR1 is a useful overview for getting a sense of where we fit with other repositories...The fact you can see everything together is really useful” Northumbria University How can you use IRUS-UK data?
  25. 25. Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS-UK 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 26 » Supporting advocacy: › “The most common use for repository statistics is in presentations - we can use them to show the type of usage, and to demonstrate the usage and broad range of use. For a particular item type we can talk about a news story or blog which can show a spike in downloads that corresponds to the publicity.” University of St Andrews How can you use IRUS-UK data?
  26. 26. IRUS-UK at University of St Andrews Jackie Proven, University of St Andrews
  27. 27. Using IRUS-UK to check repository health University of St Andrews
  28. 28. » Repository infrastructure » IRUS-UK implementation » Our content: quality of metadata » Checking the pulse (trends, comparisons) » Promoting and validating ebook usage » Promoting and comparing article usage » Part of a healthy community IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 29
  29. 29. IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 30 CRIS/repository overview DSpace
  30. 30. IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 31 » Dspace hosted by Scottish Digital Library Consortium (SDLC) » Dspace plugin and support provided by IRUS-UK » First SDLC implementation (RGU) Dec 2012 » St Andrews patching and testing Feb-Mar 2013 » Implemented April 2013, rolled out to other SDLC sites » Analysis, feedback and discussion on stats and reports » Joined IRUS-UK CommunityAdvisory Group Feb 2014 IRUS-UK implementation
  31. 31. Metadata quality: checking DOIs 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 32 » MetadataViews > Article DOI summary report by IR » Check%withDOIs,investigate… » Statistics Reports > Article Report (AR4) › order by DOI › see what needs fixed › understand reasons, e.g. OJS journals » DOI duplicates (DD1) IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study Doi Inthanon, highest mountain in Thailand
  32. 32. 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 33 IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study
  33. 33. 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 34 IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study No DOI
  34. 34. Item in Dspace without DOI 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 35 IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study Add DOI in Pure
  35. 35. Checking the pulse (trends, comparisons) 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 36 » Comparisons with other repositories » Comparison with Google Analytics » Differences in item types » Unusual behaviour (theses) IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study
  36. 36. IRUS-UK ETD Report (ETD1) IRUS-UK Item Report (IR1) 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 37 IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study Google Analytics
  37. 37. IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 38 » Collaboration with Research Centre: › St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture › Repository as primary publishing source of ebook series › Case study published » Validating open access publishing route Promoting ebook usage
  38. 38. 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 39 IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study
  39. 39. IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 40 » Top downloads (AR4) » Promoting use of our content Promoting article usage univstandrews-oaresearch.blogspot.co.uk
  40. 40. IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 41 » Comparing usage of mirrored OA content » Articles in more than one repository Comparing article usage
  41. 41. IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 42 Comparing article usage PDF downloads: Repositories 141 / Publisher 326
  42. 42. Part of a healthy community 09/03/15 Jisc Digital Festival, 9-10 March 2015, ICC Birmingham 43 » Learning from peers » Involved in developments » Understanding metrics » Supporting open access » DOIs for other content types » Sharing common standards (COUNTER) » RecommendingIRUS-compliance for Pure via UK User Group IRUS-UK: St Andrews case study PhotographtakenbyE.Gilchrist attheGoldenTriangle AsianElephantFoundation, ChiangRai,Thailand. From Plotnik JM, de Waal FBM. (2014) Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) reassure others in distress. PeerJ 2:e278 dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.278 distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
  43. 43. Find out more… Contact… Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND Jackie Proven Repository andOpenAccess services manager, University of St Andrews jep10@st-andrews.ac.uk openaccess.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
  44. 44. Find out more… Contact… Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND Jo Alcock Evidence based researcher irus@mimas.ac.uk irus.mimas.ac.uk

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