OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.44 – August 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.


As the start of Semester One approaches, we hope that many researchers and students will be able to make use of campus facilities again. We know that the Estates team have been working hard to make the campus as safe an environment as possible. From the library perspective, we are hoping to operate some on-campus services during the semester, so keep an eye on the Library Matters blog for further updates about what services will be available.

Meanwhile, the Publications Team are still working from home and we do not yet have an update on when we may be able to offer training on the use of Worktribe’s Outputs module. We apologise for this continued inconvenience.

As a reminder, we have various information about Open Access in our online researcher guides. You may particularly want to read the following guides:


OpenAIR currently contains 4036 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

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

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Aberdeen Business School – 602
Gray’s School of Art – 257
Law School – 177
School of Applied Social Studies – 156
School of Computing – 528
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 469
School of Engineering – 589
School of Health Sciences – 184
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 303
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 639
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 281
Other departments – 26


Last month, in June, there were a total of 2971 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 27.08.2020.

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