OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.4 – April 2017)

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Welcome to the fourth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,097 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 7,908 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = 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. (200 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (498 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (158 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (76 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (27.04.2017).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.3 – March 2017)

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Welcome to the third monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

We would like to remind researchers of our online guides, which give guidance on a variety of topics around Open Access, including:

Content

The repository currently contains 2,068 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2246 = CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2244 = BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS’UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and ARDILLA REY, J.A. 2016. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the International Conference on Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Control Engineering 2016 [ICEECC2016], 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 6,472 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = 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. (132 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (336 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (142 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (54 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (28.03.2017).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.2 – February 2017)

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Welcome to the second monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

We have made two improvements to the repository service this month:

  • In response to requests from RGU staff, we will now send out e-mails to notify when an item on OpenAIR comes out of embargo.
  • The OpenAIR policy has been updated. The full document is available to view here.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,017 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2181 = GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In the Proceedings of the 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG), 21 -23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2180 = TODD, N. and EZEANI, E.C. 2016. Adjudication costs under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: the attractions of Singapore’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004. Juridical Review [online], 2016(4), pages 315-336. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2179 = CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R., PARSJÖ, E., CAJANDER, Å., DANIELS, M. and LAGERQVIST, N. 2016. A framework for writing learning agreements. In the Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education 2016 Conference (FIE 2016): the Crossroads of Engineering and Business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], 8 pages. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 8,145 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = 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. (79 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1969 = GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. In Crafting the Future. Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference [EAD 10]. 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design [online]. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf (74 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (308 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (126 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (65 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (21.02.2017).

OpenAIR resources now on the library catalogue

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In order to expand the number of ways in which people can discover the open access resources archived on OpenAIR (a database of research produced by RGU’s own academics), we have now enabled searches on the library catalogue to display results from OpenAIR.

When searching for material exclusively from OpenAIR through the library catalogue, simply do the following:

1. Enter your search term in the ‘Find Books and Articles’ search on the catalogue.

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2. Select the ‘Articles’ tab on the results page (this will display all material from OpenAIR, not just journal articles).

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3. Locate the ‘Content Provider’ filter on the right-hand side of the screen (it’s near the bottom). Select ‘OpenAIR@RGU’ from the list of content providers.

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4. Now the only results displayed for your search will be those available on OpenAIR. Clicking on ‘View Content’ will take you through to the record on OpenAIR, where you can view the full text.

Open Access Week 2016: representing projects on OpenAIR

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Our final blog post for Open Access Week 2016 showcases a new feature on OpenAIR. The new feature is project collections. These offer an innovative way of grouping items that might otherwise be dispersed elsewhere on the repository, enabling users to view links to all outputs associated with a single research project on a single page. They are accompanied by an image, which helps to develop a visual identity for the project. These images are either taken from among the project outputs, or from open access resources. A project collection also features some summary text, which gives a brief background to the context of the research.

We currently have three examples of project collections already on OpenAIR (see screenshots below), and several more are being developed. The full set of existing project collections can be viewed here. If you are interested in getting some of your projects represented on OpenAIR, contact the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.

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