New OpenAIR@RGU repository launched today

We are pleased and excited to announce that today sees the launch of our new OpenAIR@RGU repository of RGU research outputs, which is now part of the Worktribe research information system. All the content from the old repository platform has been migrated over, and there will be additional features such as Profiles for researchers, projects etc. which will be built up over time. The new repository will benefit greatly by being integrated with the wider Worktribe research information system at RGU, making it much easier to share our research outputs with the world.

If you have any comments or queries regarding the new repository please contact the Library Publications team at

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.31 – July 2019)


Welcome to the thirty-first 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 3,465 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:

  • = SEDDIKI, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Barrières à l’utilisation des méthodes d’aide à la décision murltcirétres dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie. Presented at the Colloque international sur les villes intelligentes (CIVIC 2018), 6-8 November 2018, Constantine, Algeria. Constantine: Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University Salah Boubnider [online]. Available from:

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


This month, there have been a total of 13,064 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. (212 downloads)
  •  = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (211 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. (200 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (30.07.2019).

New email address for reading lists and digitisation queries

We are pleased to announce that there is now a new email address for the library’s reading lists and digitisation team.

So if you have any requests or queries about reading lists and digitisations please contact: