Author Archives: Ben Wynne

An update on PIRUS2 and article level usage statistics

The PIRUS2 (Publisher and Insitutional Repository Usage Statistics) project – which I blogged about briefly in September and which is exploring technical, organisational and economic issues in collecting and aggregating article usage statistics from repositories and publishers – has now been underway for a few months. The project plan is available from the JISC Web … Read more

More information on the forthcoming ‘library systems’ call

We’ve now agreed the broad outline of the ‘library systems’ call which we hope to publish before Christmas. This call will invite proposals for case studies/projects in four different areas: Use of new library resource discovery interfaces Case studies of implementing and using one of the ‘newish’ library resource discovery interfaces (such as Primo, VuFind … Read more

Do your library catalogue and repository talk to each other? Report now available

A JISC funded study by the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde on the links between library catalogues and institutional repositories has just been made available. The study found limited technical interoperability between library systems, institutional repositories and other institutional systems. You’ll find an announcement about the report, and links to … Read more

‘Article level’ usage statistics from publishers and repositories

Usage statistics for electronic journals are increasingly standardised and usable thanks to the collaborative efforts of publishers, other information providers and librarians in developing and implementing the COUNTER codes of practice. But what do you do if you need usage statistics for individual articles by a particular author published across different journals and also held … Read more