OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.38 – February 2020)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.


We are currently offering one-to-one sessions for researchers on how to capture outputs on Worktribe. If you are interested in having one of these sessions and have not yet heard from us, please e-mail the team to arrange an appointment.


OpenAIR currently contains 3704 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • = IRONSIDE, R. 2019. ‘Seeing’ ghosts: referential practice and experiencing uncanny events together. Presented at the 2019 International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis conference (IIEMCA 19): practices, 2-5 July 2019, Mannheim, Germany.

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 559
Gray’s School of Art – 247
Law School – 168
School of Applied Social Studies – 136
School of Computing and Digital Media – 481
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 452
School of Engineering – 530
School of Health Sciences – 170
School of Nursing and Midwifery – 253
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 576
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 262
Other departments – 21


Last month, in January, there were a total of 4587 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 26.02.2020.

Library Drop-in at Gray’s!

Good news for Gray’s students – starting this week, library staff will be on site at Gray’s School of Art to help you find information for your assignments and dissertations, provide assistance with referencing and answer any other library related questions.

You will find us in room GA30 on Thursday 27th February from 1.30pm to 5pm.

This is a drop-in service so no need to book in advance – just turn up with your questions and someone from the library will be there to assist. We look forward to seeing you there!

Find out more at

ASME Digital Collection access problems resolved

We are pleased to report that the access problems for the ASME Digital Collection reported here are now fixed and full text can be accessed again.

We apologise for the inconvenience this caused and please get in touch if you have any further problems by emailing us at

ASME Digital Collection access problems

We are sorry to report we are currently having problems with the ASME Digital Collection database.

While we can still access the database we are unable to get access to the full text of any articles or conference papers.

We have reported this to the company and will update once we know more. We are very sorry for the problems this is causing.