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IRUS-UK at Repository Fringe 2015 - Jo Alcock

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IRUS-UK at Repository Fringe 2015 - Jo Alcock

  1. 1. IRUS-UK: latest developments Jo Alcock @joeyanne Repository Fringe 2015
  2. 2. Focus of today's presentation • What is IRUS-UK? • IRUS-UK reports - screenshots • How IRUS-UK is being used • Future priorities http://www.irus.mimas.ac.uk @IRUSNEWS
  3. 3. What is IRUS-UK? A national aggregation service for UK Institutional Repository Usage Statistics: - Collects raw download data from UK IRs for *all item types* within repositories - Processes raw data into COUNTER-compliant statistics
  4. 4. Who is responsible for IRUS-UK? • Funded by Jisc • Team Members: – Jisc– Project & Service Management & Host – Cranfield University - Development – Evidence Base, Birmingham City University – User Engagement & Evaluation Bringing together key repository services to deliver a connected national infrastructure to support OA
  5. 5. The IRUS Tracker and Data • Small piece of code added to repository software, which employs the ‘Tracker Protocol’ – Patches for DSpace (1.8.x, 3.x, 4.x) and Plug-ins for Eprints (3.2-3.3.x) – Implementation guidelines for Fedora • Gathers basic data for each download and sends to IRUS-UK server • Adheres to the processing rules specified in: – Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources – Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Articles • Data displayed via: – Web user interface (IRUS-UK portal) – SUSHI service – SUSHI Lite API (under development by NISO SUSHI Lite Technical Report Working Group)
  6. 6. IRUS-UK: Home
  7. 7. IRUS-UK: Repository Report 1
  8. 8. IRUS-UK: Item Report 1
  9. 9. IRUS-UK: Item Statistics
  10. 10. IRUS-UK: Item Statistics
  11. 11. IRUS-UK: Journal Report 1
  12. 12. IRUS-UK: Article Report 4
  13. 13. How is IRUS-UK used? Use cases: • Providing standards-based, reliable repository statistics • Reporting to Institutional Managers • Reporting to Researchers • Benchmarking • Supporting Advocacy http://www.irus.mimas.ac.uk/help/support/
  14. 14. What are the future priorities for IRUS? • Increase number of participating repositories in IRUS-UK • Implement IRUS tracker for other repository and CRIS software • Expand views of data & reports in response to user requirements • Leverage supplementary sources of metadata to enhance data in IRUS • Incorporate more altmetrics • International collaboration
  15. 15. Contacts & Information Project web site: – http://irus.mimas.ac.uk/ Contact IRUS-UK: – irus@jisc.ac.uk – @IRUSNEWS

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