The numbers - Re: [BOAI] Success of U Liege Mandate Linked to Performance Assessment

From: Chris Armbruster <chris.armbruster_at_EUI.EU>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:00:12 +0200

This is a request for clarification from ORBI & ULg with respect to
the 40,000 references mentioned on the home page of ORBI and with
regard to the impact of conjoining the repository with assessment.

I clicked on a random sample of 30 references from 2009 (browsing ORBI
by issue year and choosing pages from December to August and clicking
on titles) and obtained the following:
Full text open access: twelve
Request copy: nine
No text associated: nine

Is ORBI / ULg in a position to clarify just how many of the 40000
references belong to each category?
And what is the rate of full-text open access now, as compared to what
it was before the repository was conjoined with assessment?

Anyone interested in this topic is invited to study what became of
ARROW once repositories were adopted as
preferred means of research assessment:
In Australia, the number of references seems good, but the rate of
full text open access is rather limited.

Chris Armbruster

On 2 Jun 2010, at 00:28, Stevan Harnad wrote:

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Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:41:46 +0200 (CEST)
From: myriam.bastin Myriam Bastin - Librarian
For: Paul Thirion and the ORBi team

Here's some important news about ORBi, the institutional repository of
the University of Li├Ęge.

See ORBi's homepage:

U Liege's Rector, Bernard Rentier, reports that over the past year
deposits to the U. Liege repository (ORBi) grew from 10 to 40 thousand
publications, 25 thousand of them full-text. According to ROAR, this
is the 3rd highest growth rate among the world's thousand identified
institutional repositories. Viewed 650 thousand times and downloaded
61 thousand times, these 40 thousand deposits coincide with the first
year in which ORBi has served as U Liege's sole official means of
submitting publications for performance review for academic promotion.

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