Usage Metrics for Open Access Repositories

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Title Usage Metrics for Open Access Repositories
Author Richardson, Joanna Pierce; Borchert, Martin
Publication Title AusWeb07: Sic erat in fatis
Editor Joanna Richardson and Allan Ellis
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Lismore, NSW
Publisher Southern Cross University
Abstract 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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ISBN 978-0-9751644-9-5
Conference name AusWeb07: The 13th Australasian World Wide Web Conference
Location Coffs Harbour, NSW
Date From 2007-06-30
Date To 2007-07-04
Date Accessioned 2007-07-06
Language en_AU
Faculty Information Services
Subject Information Systems
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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