Tracking Open Access Institutional Repository Growth Worldwide

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:33:34 -0400

(Thanks to Peter Suber and Charles Bailey for drawing attention to
this item.)
Repository Records Statistics 

Chris Keene 

This website provides data on the number of records in UK
Institutional Respositories over time. The data was collected from
late summer 2006, and has been collected weekly ever since. Since
August 2008 is has collected data for Institutional Repositories

The data is from the excellent ROAR based at the University of
Southampton (ECS).

Where to start? Have a look at the table below (first link), it shows
the number of records in each repository (registered in ROAR) for
each week since July 2006. You can reorder the table, download the
data (e.g. in to excel) and select individual repositories. Also
check out the comparison page, which can be reached by first
selectinig an IR on the right and then selecting an IR to compare
with. Finally the info page is worth a read for details of what you
are actually looking at, and issues with the data and presentation.

 * Table showing number of records in instiutional repositories over
    time (United Kingdom)
 * Click on one of the Repositories on the right, for info about
    that IR and the ability to compare it with others. (see an
    example here)
 * Table view of random guess at totals of full text items in UK IRs
    over time (very experiemental, i.e. rubbish). This table is still
    UK only.

Read more: Introduction, details, help and more
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