OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.29 – May 2019)

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

Service Updates

The Publications Team are continuing the process of gradually migrating our internal records and repository records to the Worktribe research information system. 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 3,328 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:

  • = VOSPER, H. 2019. Adopting the International Standard ‘ Becoming a human-centred organization (ISO 27500)’ supports a strategic approach to internationalisation. In Hoffman, J., Blessinger, P. and Makhanya, M. (eds.) Strategies for fostering inclusive classrooms in higher education: international perspectived on equity and inclusion. Innovations in higher education teaching and learning, 16. Bingley: Emerald [online], pages 233-249. Available from:

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 15,948 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. (286 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. (286 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (171 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (30.05.2019).

OpenAIR@RGU repository at-risk Wednesday 22nd May 2pm-3pm

As part of our ongoing efforts to implement the Outputs and Repository elements of the Worktribe research information system, please be advised that the current OpenAIR@RGU repository will be at-risk on Wednesday 22nd May 2pm-3pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential preparation work.

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