Category Archives: repositories

The Magic Word is Repcloud

It is rare that the venue is discussed more on Twitter than the content of the event but at the Repositories and the Cloud (#repcloud) event on the 23rd of February it was a close run thing. The event took place at the rather amazing Magic Circle Headquarters in Euston which gave the speakers and … Read more

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

Repositories and Research Management Systems

There have been discussions over the years about the potential of repositories to play a role in research management systems, supporting universities’ ability to report, for example, for the Research Assessment Exercise. A few universities have gone down that road a long way, while others have not. Indeed, various surveys (eg infoNet work) suggest that … 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

Sharing citations?

An international workshop in Amsterdam in March, funded by JISC, SURF and DRIVER, discussed work needed to improve interoperability between repositories. Four areas of work were focused upon: – citation services – interoperable identification systems – repository handshaking (interoperable deposit systems), and – repository organisation (supporting repositories around the world) There’s more information and an … Read more

Web Services and repositories

I attended a workshop on June 2 on the use of Web Services to enable interoperability between repositories, repository services and other systems. The workshop was organised by the Ethos project (Electronic Theses Online). Most attendees were from a repository manager or developer background. [Update: the presentations (including audio recording) at this event are now … Read more

Information Environment Rapid Innovation Grants

We (Andy, Amber, Balviar, David, James) are happy to announce that we are about to issue a new Grant-Funded Call for rapid innovation projects within the Information Environment on 6 March 2009.  You’ll be able to read all the text about what money is available and the conditions for using it in more detail in … Read more