Brining IRUS to the USA: International Collaborations

Santi Thompson, Jo Lambert, Ross Macintyre, David Chaplin, Hilary Jones, Laura Wong, Joy Perrin, Sara Rubinow, Katherine Kim, Bethany Nowviskie, Paul Needham, Christa Williford, Wayne Graham

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Abstract

DOI: 10.29242/lac.2018.52<br>Purpose: The value of Open Access (OA) in supporting effective research is widely recognised. Institutional repositories perform a key role, facilitating global knowledge sharing and enabling academic institutions to share research outputs with a wider audience. Within this context, measuring the reach of research is key. Tracking, monitoring and benchmarking usage of scholarly resources helps to demonstrate value and impact. It supports understanding of an institution’s research, identifies emerging trends against a local, a national and often an international context, and informs both policy and process for a wide range of stakeholders.<br><br>Part of Jisc’s Open Access offer, IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) enables Institutional Repositories to share and compare usage data based on the COUNTER standard. The service provides access to authoritative, standards-based statistics supporting universities to gain a better understanding of t
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StatePublished - Sep 26 2019

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