IRUS-UK collaboration: consistent, comparable usage statistics to demonstrate the growth of OA | Jisc scholarly communications
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"IRUS–UK is a standards-based statistics aggregation service, enabling UK universities to share and compare information about usage of items in their institutional repositories. Conforming to the COUNTER standard, statistics are consistent and comparable to enable benchmarking of repository usage both nationally and internationally.
Standardised usage statistics are important in order to monitor and demonstrate Open Access developments globally. In addition to providing a core service to UK institutional repositories, IRUS-UK has collaborated with other services and initiatives on an international basis to enhance the provision of COUNTER conformant usage statistics and demonstrate the benefits of standardised approaches. In this respect, IRUS-UK:
- has pioneered development of a service that exploits use of the COUNTER standard
- provides the ability to track the growth of usage of repository-based items on an increasingly global scale, thereby contributing to the Open Access agenda..."