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Ross MacIntyre presents IRUS-UK, a service provided by Jisc that collects raw usage data from UK Institutional Repositories (IRs) and processes these data into COUNTER-compliant statistics. | OSFair2017 Workshop
Workshop title: Open metrics on the cloud
Impact metrics have a strong influence on the scientific community, affecting the assessment of institutions of higher education and research as well as decisions concerning who gets promoted or hired, who receives grants, and who publishes where. In this situation, it is essential that the methods used to calculate metrics should be transparent, and reproducible and that their integrity should be auditable, and beyond question. This workshop will discuss the limitations of current systems and platforms, presenting a use case from Usage Statistics platform, and the recommendations of creating an open platform for Impact Data.
IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics UK) is a service provided by Jisc. It collects raw usage data from UK Institutional Repositories (IRs) and processes these data into COUNTER-compliant statistics. This provides repositories with comparable, authoritative, standards-based data. IRUS-UK enables UK IRs to share and expose statistics based on the COUNTER standard. It provides a nation-wide view of UK repository usage to all, it offers opportunities for benchmarking, provides aggregate data to organisations such as Jisc and research funders and enables a single service to act as an intermediary between UK repositories and other agencies/initiatives, such as OpenAIRE.
When: DAY 2 - PARALLEL SESSION 4 & 5