OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.30 – June 2019)

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

Service Updates

The Publications Team have finished migrating our internal records to the Worktribe research information system and are now focusing on tidying these before we begin rolling out training for researchers on how to use the new system. Meanwhile, we are continuing to work on migrating our repository records to Worktribe as well. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this transition period and we will continue to keep you updated of our progress. If you have any questions, please contact the Publications Team.


The repository currently contains 3,380 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = KARIM, M.E., AKHTER, S., MUNIR, A.B., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., HOQUE, K.E., YASIN, S.H.M., ABU-BAKAR, S.S., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., WIRBA, A.V. and MAS’UD, A.A. 2019. Understanding, knowledge and perception of nanotechnology among private universities’ students in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research In Social And Behavioural Science [online], 15(1), pages 85-103. Available from:
  • = ANKRAH, R., LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J., HARDWICK, A. and CONWAY, A. [2019]. Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2019), 10-13 June 2019, Wellington, NZ. Piscataway: IEEE [online], (accepted).

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR:


This month, there have been a total of 15,040 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (263 downloads)
  • = MACKIE, G. 2014. The influencing effect of socialization agents on male children’s sportswear choice decisions: a study of 8-11 year old male reactions to mother versus peers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (258 downloads)
  • = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (240 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.06.2019).