Launched in 2005, the research repository (which now holds over 11, 000 items) remains the cornerstone of public facing research output at USQ. The statistics dashboard is a great addition to the research repository and provides research administrators, early career and senior researchers the ability to analyse the performance of their published and unpublished works on the open web.
Statistics include whole repository statistics, individual author statistics and individual item statistics for both item view and full text download.
There is a link on each item page which will take you to the statistics for that item.
Below is a sample individual record: Marsden, Stephen C. and Waite, Ian A. and Carter, Bradley D. (2009) Magnetic fields and differential rotation on the pre-main sequence. In: 15th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun, 21-25 Jul 2008, St. Andrews, Scotland.
Users can also view the global or repository wide statistics at < http://eprints.usq.edu.au/cgi/stats/report > and use the advanced filtering tools.
Statistics on full text deposit rates are also available, useful in checking open access compliance. Statistics are organized by geographic location, and are able to be filtered by day, month and year. The visualization component has proven to be very popular and feedback from researchers and students indicate that they are very pleased with the overall product.
The technology consists of:
- IRStats < http://wiki.eprints.org/w/IRStats >
- Google Charts < https://developers.google.com/chart/interactive/docs/index >
- Google Visualization library < https://code.google.com/p/google-visualization-java/ >.
In light of the unprecedented global uptake around open access, we are continuing work designing, prototyping and implementing systems which support open access as well as the discoverability of open access research output to best serve the wider community.
About the Author
I am currently employed as a Senior Analyst/Demonstrator at the University of Southern Queensland.
I am responsible for the provision of advice and specialist input for the design, prototyping and implementation of systems which support open access research output and open educational resources. I study national and international open access policies and open educational resource policies and advise the University on how to best serve the wider community.
If you have any questions about the eprints statistics implementation please contact me or leave a comment below.