Measuring the Usage of Repositories via a National Standards-based Aggregation Service: IRUS-UK

  title={Measuring the Usage of Repositories via a National Standards-based Aggregation Service: IRUS-UK},
  author={Ross MacIntyre and Paul Needham and Jo Lambert and John Alcock},
Many educational institutions have repositories for research outputs. The number of items available through institutional repositories is growing, and is expected to continue to do so due to requirements for outputs from public-funded research to be open access. But how much usage are institutional repositories and their individual items getting? The Jisc-funded service IRUS-UK is designed to help institutions understand more about the usage of their institutional repositories. IRUS-UK collects… 

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    Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '06)
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