OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.4 – April 2017)


Welcome to the fourth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at


The repository currently contains 2,097 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):




This month, there have been a total of 7,908 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:


  • = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (200 downloads)


The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (498 downloads)
  • = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (158 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (76 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (27.04.2017).

Library Survey Prize Winners

Congratulations to  JAYNE TAYLOR and GEORGIOS NIKITAKIS who were randomly selected as winners of £100 and £50 Amazon vouchers after taking part in the library’s recent LibQUAL Survey.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Your feedback is essential and enables us to continue to improve your library service. We’ve already started to analyse the data and hope to implement some of your suggestions in the very near future.

Blocked Access to Inter Nurse and Intermid

A temporary block has been placed on our access to the Inter Nurse and Intermid databases; this issue will be investigated and resolved as soon as possible.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.  If you have any queries regarding this matter, please get in touch at