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Usage statistics for October 2014 

Posted by Charlotte Vaughton | 0 comments
03Nov2014
Since launch Published 2014 onwards
Live records 18,612 (+154) 668 (+86)
Total full text records 4,078 (+60) 373 (+44)
Open access full text records 2,384 (+28) 171 (+17)
Full text % 22% 56%
Open access full text % 13% 26%

Top Newly Added Full Text items (October)

Faculty Paper details Downloads (month)
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Environment and Technology Hambleton, R. (2014) From the smart city to the wise city: The role of universities in place-based leadership. In: Smart City: New Media, Social Participation and Urban Governance, Shanghai, China, 5-7 June 2014. Shanghai, China: Shanghai University     35
Department of Law, Faculty of Business and Law Ryder, N. (2014) 'Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works (Gordon Gekko, Wall Street, 1987)'. A contemporary review of the relationship between the global financial crisis, financial crime and white collar criminals. In: Inaugural Lecture, UWE, Bristol, October 8 2014. 10
Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, Faculty of Environment and Technology Simons, C. and Smith, J. (2014) Using evolutionary computation to shed light on the effect of scale and complexity on object-oriented software design. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Diego, CA, USA, 5-8 October 2014. San Diego, CA, USA: IEEE Press, pp.449-454 9
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Faculty of Environment and Technology Michell, J. (2014) Book review: 'Treatise on Money' by J. A. Schumpeter. Economic Issues, 19 (2). pp. 86-88. ISSN 1363-7029 6
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Environment and Technology Hambleton, R. (2014) Leading the inclusive city: International lesson drawing for future urban governance. In: City Futures Conference 2014, Paris, 18-20 June 2014. Paris: European Urban Research Association (EURA) 5
Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Wilkinson, C. (2014) Engaging with strangers and brief encounters: Social scientists and emergent public engagement with science and technology. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. ISSN 0270-4676 [In Press] 4
Department of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Mackay, F. (2013) Feminism: We're not calling for equal inequality. Open Democracy. 4
Faculty of Environment and Technology Lyons, G. (2014) All change for the next generation transport. INFO - the Magazine for Anglo-French Business. p.55 4    
 Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences  Mateeva, A. (2013) University education and the culture of social participation in Bulgaria. PhD, University of the West of England. 4


UWE members of staff can view more detailed statistics at
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23 Things for Research Support: Research Repository Impact 

Posted by Anna Lawson | 0 comments
21Oct2014

This is the third of our test answers for the "23 Things for Research Support" activity, written by Veronica Morin-Quintal, our temporary Repository Administrator. The question we asked her was:

A researcher added a piece of research to the UWE Research Repository eight months ago. She would now like to know whether or not there has been any interest in it. How could she find this out?

Here's what Veronica found out:

What is an Institutional Repository? I must admit a few months ago my knowledge about it was very little. Yes I knew that the aim was to collect researchers’ work and store it electronically, but what I didn’t know is all the advantages that come with it.

Now do you know that one particular characteristic of an Institutional Repository is the accessibility to a variety of research materials (journal articles, conferences, thesis, reports) via the internet by anyone and free of charge; this is called “Open Access”. So can you imagine what this means from a researcher’s point of view?

Exactly - the Institutional Repository is a valuable tool that not only offers the possibility to expose her investigations worldwide but also to gain both personal and institutional reputation.  And from the University’s point of view reputation equals funding!

How can researchers monitor the renown of their research once they have deposited in the Research Repository? The answer points us to the open source software called e-prints in which UWE research repository is based. This software provides a vast range of functionality. One of them is the use of statistics; the researcher can follow closely the performance of her research by day, month or year. Each entry on the repository with a visible, full text item attached also displays a download graph. See http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/7863/ for an example. Underneath this graph there is also a link to ‘More Statistics for this Item…’ where the researcher can obtain valuable information about which search engine her material has reached.  

In addition every researcher has all the necessary support from the Research Repository Team, with the aim to maximise the usability of the software to their very specific needs. (Note from the the Research Support Team: The Research Repository team has access to further repository statistics via a number of systems, and can collate and present a range of statistics for a variety of different purposes. Just get in touch with the team at eprints@uwe.ac.uk if you have a specific statistics query you would like help with).

You can obtain more information by visiting the UWE Research Repository web site (http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk).

Veronica Morin-Quintal

If you study or work at UWE, and Veronica, Charley or Jane's post has got you interested in trying to answer your own question, just let the Research Support team know by e-mailing eprints@uwe.ac.uk. We have 23 questions, and some suggested webpages which you can use to help you get started.

Usage statistics for September 2014 

Posted by Charlotte Vaughton | 0 comments
02Oct2014
Since launch Published 2014 onwards
Live records 18,458 (+291) 582 (+165)
Total full text records 4,018 (+118) 329 (+113)
Open access full text records 2,356 (+66) 154 (+49)
Full text % 22% 57%
Open access full text % 13% 26%

Top Newly Added Full Text items (September)

Faculty Paper details Downloads (month)
Faculty of Business and Law Khan, Z. (2014) A case of the Emperor's new clothes: A critical examination of public participation in environmental decision-making. PhD, University of the West of England. 75
Department of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Haig-Ferguns, A. (2014) The impact of managing a child's chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME) on family relationships. DHealthPsych, University of the West of England. 18
Library Services Hewish, D., Chelin, J., Williams, M., Saville, J., Collins, I., Danes, R. and Comrie, C. (2014) International direct entry students' study experiences: Phase 1 project report. Project Report. University of the West of England. 14
Faculty of Business and Law Seanor, P. (2014) Thinking space: Space as a provocation with a pragmatic, yet playful, approach with two feet on the ground. In: 6th International Social Innovation Research Conference, University of Northampton, 1-3 September 2014. 12
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Environment and Technology Navendren, D., Manu, P., Shelbourn, M. and Mahamadu, A. (2014) Challenges to building information modelling implementation in UK: Designers' perspectives. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E., eds. Proceedings of 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, Portsmouth, 1-3 September 2014. UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 733-742. 11
Faculty of Business and Law Stoehr, A. (2014) Impact of quality on employees. PhD, University of the West of England. 10
Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics, Faculty of Environment and Technology Fogg-Rogers, L.A. and Hickman, M. (2014) The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences. In British Science Association, N.A., ed. (2014) Collected Thoughts 2014: Essays inspired by the Annual Science Communication Conference. London: British Science Association, pp. 1-5. 7
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Berragan, E., Williams, J. and Carter, C. (2014) Learning to deliver compassionate care: The role of peer support for practice learning. In NETNEP 2014, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 22-25 June 2014. 6

UWE members of staff can view more detailed statistics at
https://share.uwe.ac.uk/teams/rep/stats/

Statistics for Jun-Aug 2014 

Posted by Anna Lawson | 0 comments
05Sep2014
The June-August 2014 statistics report has now been completed. We have made a number of changes and updates this term, including:

  • Showing the total number of downloads in the past three months
  • Idenitfying which social media has led to the most referrals to the UWE Research Repository
  • Providing more accurate data about where most traffic to the repository comes from, including which UWE pages
  • Listing which articles added in July and August 2014 have been most highly downloaded in the month they were added

Idenitfying which social media has led to the most referrals to the UWE Research Repository

The report now shows which types of social media are most popular in referring people to the UWE Research Repository. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Facebook leads the way with 37% of social media referrals coming from there. Twitter is in second place, with 28% of referrals.

Providing more accurate data about where most traffic to the repository comes from, including which UWE pages

The Repository Team have also done some work on ensuring that the data on traffic sources is more accurate than previously. 63% of our traffic originates from search engines (with the main one being Google), which is a slight decrease from the past. We also now list the UWE pages that direct visitors to the repository. 27% of our visitors arrive at the repository from other pages within UWE, so a signficant amount. The most popular pages that people arrive from are the staff profile pages.

Listing which articles added in July and August 2014 have been most highly downloaded in the month they were added

The report now includes information on which publications added to the repository in the past three months have been most highly downloaded in the month they were added. This data also appears in our monthly usage statistics report, and individual UWE authors are e-mailed to let them know that they appear on this list. The table below shows how many publications from each Faculty appear in this terms report for the top newly added full text items.

Faculty No. of publications in the top newly added full text items chart
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) 1
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) 6
Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) 2
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) 1

See the full report for more details on what these items were, and the number of times they were downloaded.

Full text percentages

As of August 2014 there were:
18,167 live records (up 290 since May 2014)
3900 full text records (up 176 since May 2014)
21% full text

Focussing on publications added dated post 2014, 52% of these now have full text attached - up from 44% in May 2014. 25% of these are visible to the public, up from 20% in May 2014. The chart below shows these figures broken down by Faculty.

Items added to the repository published since Jan 2014

Faculty Full text added Full text publically visible
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) 48% 20%
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) 52% 25%
Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) 62% 30%
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) 49% 24%

Every Faculty has had a significant increase in their full text percentage - FET is up a full 12% (from 50% to 62%), whilst ACE has also raised their full text percentage from 31% to 48% (a full 17%).

Notable changes

There have been less total deposits in this period (292 compared to 461 in the March-May period), but this is likely due to it being the summer months. On a positive note, individual researchers are continuing to deposit the majority of their own research - over the past three months 94% of the research added to the repository has been self archived.

Finally, the countries downloading items from the repository has also changed significantly. The number of UK downloads is down by 9%, whilst Germany and the USA have both been downloading significantly more material (up by 6% and 3% respectively).

UWE members of staff can view the full report at https://share.uwe.ac.uk/teams/rep/stats/Shared%20Documents/Termly%20stats%20overview%202014-06-2014-08.docx. Alternatively e-mail eprints@uwe.ac.uk for a copy.

Usage statistics for August 2014 

Posted by Charlotte Vaughton | 0 comments
04Sep2014
Since launch Published 2014 onwards
Live records 18,167 (+55) 417 (+46)
Total full text records 3,900 (+39) 216 (+33)
Open access full text records 2,290 (+22) 105 (+20)
Full text % 21% 52%
Open access full text % 13% 25%

Top Newly Added Full Text items (August)

Faculty Paper details Downloads (month)
Department of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Woodspring, N. (2014) "It's all life:" An exploration of the eloquence of embodiment in postwar adults. PhD, University of the West of England. 10
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education Crabbe, C. M. (2014) On the borderland of insanity: Women, dipsomania and inebriety, 1897-1913. PhD, University of the West of England. 8
Library Services Robertson, F., Burton, M., Cole, G., Chelin, J., Clark-Webster, E., Collins, I., Fisher, E., Hallett, J., Townsend, P. and Wyatt, G. (2014) Inspiring library partnerships: Evaluation of a unique reciprocal borrowing scheme between Higher Education and local authorities in the West of England. Project Report. University of the West of England. 6
Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, Faculty of Environment and Technology Salmon, J. and Yang, R. (2014) A proximity-based framework for mobile services. In: The 2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mobile Services, Alaska, 27 June - 2 July 2014. [In Press] 6
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law Vendrame, V. (2014) Some extensions of the conditional CAPM. PhD, University of the West of England. 6
Faculty of Business and Law Duong, N. M. H. (2014) Determinants of US FDI and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. PhD, University of the West of England. 4
Department of Allied Health Professionals, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Gibbs, V. (2013) The long and winding road to achieving professional registration for sonographers. Radiography, 19 (2). pp. 164-167. ISSN 1078-8174 3
Department of Allied Health Professionals, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Gibbs, V. (2014) A proposed new clinical assessment framework for diagnostic medical ultrasound students. Ultrasound, 22 (2). pp. 113-117. ISSN 1742-271X 3

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