[GOAL] 10 million download milestone for QUT's institutional repository
Recently, the institutional repository at Queensland University of Technology (QUT ePrints) reached a major milestone when a full-text journal article became the 10 millionth download. Nearly ten years ago (in September 2003), QUT implemented the World's first institution-wide open access mandate . Since then, the proportion of the University's annual research output deposited as full-text has risen to over 75% (for 2012 publications). Today, there are 25,681 full-text publications in the repository and 22,315 of them (86%) are open access. The average number of documents downloaded each month is over 200,000. Over 97% of the downloads are from an external IP address. Many of the embargoed full-texts can be accessed via a 'Request Copy' feature (see: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/55328/). QUT ePrints was the top ranked Institutional Repository in Australia and 14th in the world in the latest biannual Ranking Web of Repositories."
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