The following posts have been published on the UK Web Focus on areas relating to institutional repositories.
Summary: In 5 posts published between June 2011 and August 2012 I have provided examples of ways in which analyses of different aspects of institutional repositories can help provide a better understanding of their use which can help to inform practices and future planning .
- MajesticSEO Analysis of Russell Group University Repositories, 29 August 2012
This post provides an analysis of SEO rankings of Russell Group university institutional repositories.
- Open Metrics for Open Repositories, 10 July 2012
This post provides access to the slides used in a presentation of a paper on Open Metrics for Open Repositories given at the Open Repositories 2012 conference.
- Paper Accepted for OR12: Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories?, 3 July 2012
This post summarises a paper on “Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories?” which was accepted as a poster at the Open Repositories 2012 conference.
- What Can We Learn From Download Statistics for Institutional Repositories?, 6 July 2011
This post explores ways in which metrics can be gathered from institutional repositories in order to gain insights into their use.
- A Pilot Survey of File Formats in Institutional Repositories, 14 June 2012
This post describes a survey methodology which can be used to profile file formats for resources deposited in institutional repositories.
Note that this list of key resources is also available on Meaki.com.