New Isurv Username and Password for off-campus access

The username and password for off campus access to the Isurv database has now been updated for the new academic year.

To get the new username and password either follow this link or contact the library by email

Isurv is a fantastic resource from the RICS and gives information about surveying, construction, planning and much more. And it can be accessed from the A-Z list of databases or the subject lists of databases for Architecture, Construction and Surveying.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.9 – September 2017)


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


The repository currently contains 2,353 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Additionally, we have recently added the following new project collections:

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 5,094 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:


  • = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (77 downloads)
  • = ROYLE, J. and LAING, A. 2014. The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. International Journal of Information Management [online], 34(2), pages 65-73. Available from: (68 downloads)


The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (131 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. (62 downloads)
  • = BRYANT, M. 2013. The nature and processes of internationalisation at a French Grande Ecole de Management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (46 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.09.2017).