Usage metrics for open access repositories

Borchert, Martin & Richardson, Joanna (2007) Usage metrics for open access repositories. In Richardson, Joanna & Ellis, Allan (Eds.) AusWeb07 : Sic Erat in Fatis, 30 June-4 July 2007, Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.

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Recent studies point to an increased focus on metrics / measuring in regard to open access repositories (OAR). Whereas historically the display of download figures for popular content was a way of promoting an OAR within its respective institution, more recently interest has shifted on how to better utilise OAR usage statistics for more formalised purposes. The authors examine the nature of the more commonly used web-based repository approaches, identify their major shortcomings, and describe recent initiatives to enhance functionality. They then discuss citation analysis and proposals to link this to web-based usage statistics, particularly in the context of high-level drivers focused on research quality and effectiveness. The paper concludes by outlining opportunities for institutions to engage with new metric models.

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ID Code: 20417
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: open access, repositories, usage statistics, citation analysis, metrics
ISBN: 9780975164495
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Conference 2007 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 13 May 2009 02:28
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 14:40

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