-- POSSIBLE SPAM -- Tracking Open Access Institutional Repository Growth Worldwide

Stevan Harnad amsciforum at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 22 11:33:34 EDT 2008

(Thanks to Peter
Bailey <http://www.escholarlypub.com/digitalkoans/2008/10/21/repository> for
drawing attention to this item.)
Repository Records Statistics <http://www.nostuff.org/ircount/>

Chris Keene <chriskeene at gmail.com>

This website provides data on the number of records in UK Institutional
Respositories over time. The data was collected from late summer 2006, and
has been collected weekly ever since. Since August 2008 is has collected
data for Institutional Repositories worldwide.

The data is from the excellent ROAR <http://roar.eprints.org/> based at the
University of Southampton (ECS).

*Where to start?* Have a look at the table below (first link), it shows the
number of records in each repository (registered in ROAR) for each week
since July 2006. You can reorder the table, download the data (e.g. in to
excel) and select individual repositories. Also check out the comparison
page, which can be reached by first selectinig an IR on the right and then
selecting an IR to compare with. Finally the info
page<http://www.nostuff.org/ircount/info.php> is
worth a read for details of what you are actually looking at, and issues
with the data and presentation.

   - Table showing number of records in instiutional repositories over time
   (United Kingdom) <http://www.nostuff.org/ircount/table.php?country=uk>
   - Click on one of the Repositories on the right, for info about that IR
   and the ability to compare it with others. (see an example
   - Table view of random guess at totals of full text items in UK IRs over
   time (very experiemental, i.e.
   This table is still UK only.

Read more: Introduction, details, help and
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