Posted by: Theo | April 15, 2010

Interesting Repository Junction stats for the Depot

Potential depositors arriving at the Depot are initially analysed by the Repository Junction which determines whether a more suitable repository is available to the user. The chart and table below show the most popular Repository Junction redirect destinations from the Depot during the period of Sept 2009 – Feb 2010. The data has been normalised by removing repositories with <5 redirects and also removing redirects to non-repositories. You can click on the chart to display a larger version.

Chart showing the net volume of redirects to external repository services

(see table below for legend).

International in scope

Unsuprisingly it appears that repositories from the UK are typically the most popular redirect targets, however the Depot does redirect a significant proportion of users to European and North American repository services which reflects the global nature of research.

Linking subject and institutional repositories

The Depot was set up because there is real value in providing a service to authors wishing to make their work available on an open access basis.  Depositors that arrive at the Depot who have existing local institutional repository services  are alerted to these and referred onwards to them by the Repository Junction. Although initially designed with an institutional focus we have found in the last six months the most popular repository which the junction is passing traffic to is actually a subject repository (UK PubMed Central).

Benefits for Repositories

The relationship between redirects and deposit is unclear. There is just not enough data available to say anything beyond the net volume of traffic the junction is passing to the front door of other repositories. However, we think this piece of middleware is a step in the right direction towards linking up subject and institutional repositories for depositors. Furthermore, these figures show that repositories benefit directly from the existence of the Depot – they get attention and hopefully some deposited articles.

Popular redirects from the Depot

Rank
Repository URL No. of redirects
1 http://ukpmc.ac.uk/ 128
2 http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/ 87
3 http://aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/ 82
4 http://hal.in2p3.fr/ 65
5 http://naca.central.cranfield.ac.uk/ 62
6 http://eprints.libr.port.ac.uk/ 59
7 http://gtcni.openrepository.com/gtcni/ 58
8 http://dspace1.isd.glam.ac.uk/dspace/ 44
9 http://pubs.or08.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ 43
10 http://eprints.adastral.ucl.ac.uk/ 41
11 http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/ 38
12 http://cdsweb.cern.ch/ 26
13 http://cds.fynu.ucl.ac.be/CDS/ 26
14 http://bibmed.ucla.edu.ve/index.htm 26
15 http://miis.maths.ox.ac.uk/index.html 25
16 http://www.SOCR.ucla.edu/ 20
17 http://digital.library.ucla.edu/apam/ 20
18 http://dial.academielouvain.be/ 19
19 http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/ 17
20 http://dspace.man.ac.uk:8080/dspace/ 17
21 https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/ 16
22 roehampton.openrepository.com/ 15
23 http://www.e-space.mmu.ac.uk/e-space/ 15
24 http://roar.uel.ac.uk/ 15
25 edoc.bib.ucl.ac.be/contenu_bictel.html 13
26 http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/ 12
27 http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/ 12
28 http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/ 11
29 http://datashare.edina.ac.uk/dspace/ 11
30 http://spiral.imperial.ac.uk/ 10
31 http://eprints.cf.ac.uk/ 10
32 http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/ 9
33 http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/ 9
34 http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/ 9
35 http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/ 9
36 http://edoc.bib.ucl.ac.be:83/ 9
37 http://rose.bris.ac.uk/ 8
38 http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/ 8
39 http://digitalcommons.shu.ac.uk/ 8
40 http://publications.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ 7
41 http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/ 7
42 http://dspace.uel.ac.uk/jspui/ 7
43 http://digitool.jmu.ac.uk:8881/R 7
44 https://lra.le.ac.uk/ 6
45 https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/ 6
46 http://repository.uwic.ac.uk/dspace/ 6
47 http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk/ 6
48 http://eprints.ncl.ac.uk/ 6
49 http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/ 6
50 http://eprints.kcl.ac.uk/ 6
51 http://edocs.hull.ac.uk/ 6
52 http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/ 6
53 https://eprints.liv.ac.uk/ 5
54 http://eprints.ma.man.ac.uk/ 5
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