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Who visits academic institutional repositories and why?: An analytical approach for a single high profile repository

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dc.contributor.author Angelo, Anton Findlay
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-22T23:26:59Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-06T22:22:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-22T23:26:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-06T22:22:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18836
dc.description.abstract Institutional Repositories have been set up all over the world, and are now mainstream business for academic libraries and other organisations. The nature of the visitors or users for these repositories is not well understood, and little work has been done in analysing the data the repositories generate on their visitors. This report looks at the analytics generated by the University of Canterbury Research Repository (UCRR) through its own internal statistics and Google Analytics. There are many issues with reconciling this data, as many factors influence the accuracy of the figures, including web search engine crawlers, deep linking, and copyright trolls. This report found that there are many visitors to the UCRR, and that it is difficult, but possible to create narratives for specific items indicating how they might be used. Generalisations, however are much harder to make, and though we can see who is visiting the UCRR, we cannot really ascertain why they do. This report provides suggestions for further research on repository users, particularly at gathering qualitative data from groups identified from this quantative analytics. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Analytics en_NZ
dc.subject Institutional repository en_NZ
dc.subject Green open access en_NZ
dc.subject Google en_NZ
dc.subject Webliometrics en_NZ
dc.subject Academic library en_NZ
dc.title Who visits academic institutional repositories and why?: An analytical approach for a single high profile repository en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Business School (Faculty of Commerce) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 080703 Human Information Behaviour en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970108 Expanding Knowledhe in the Information and Computing Sciences en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Information Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 461002 Human information behaviour en_NZ

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