Latest download stats for April 2012

During April 21012 there were nearly 20,000 downloads of full text papers from Enlighten. This figure has been steadily climbing from 15,600 downloads in January of this year.  The following papers featured amongst our highest climbers for April:

Forsyth, K. (1995) Some thoughts on Pictish symbols as a formal writing system. In: Henderson, I. and Henry, D. (eds.) The Worm, the Germ and the Thorn: Pictish and Related Studies Presented to Isabel Henderson. Pinkfoot Press, pp. 85-98. ISBN 1874012172 [An increase of 137 downloads in comparison with March 2012figures]

Hastings, A., and Matthews, P. (2011) “Sharp Elbows”: Do the Middle-Classes have Advantages in Public Service Provision and if so how? Project Report. University Of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. [An increase of 127 downloads in comparison with March 2012 figures]

Briggs, J. (2005) The use of indigenous knowledge in development: problems and challenges. Progress in Development Studies, 5 (2). pp. 99-114. ISSN 1464-9934 (doi:10.1191/1464993405ps105oa) [An increase of 94 downloads in comparison with March 2012 figures]

 

 

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Highest climbers in February 2012

Here are details of the full text papers in Enlighten that showed the largest increase in downloads during February in comparison with the figures for January 2012. Some of these also appear in the list of top 10 downloaded papers for February 2012. It’s interesting to see that many of the papers are not recent articles. There is also a distinct trend towards interest in papers in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Celtic & Gaelic Studies and Electrical Engineering.

Serafini, Mauro, Bugianesi, Rossana, Maiani, Giuseppe, Valtuena, Silvia, De Santis, Simone, and Crozier, Alan (2003) Plasma antioxidants from chocolate. Nature, 424 (6952). p. 1013. ISSN 1476-4687 (doi:10.1038/4241013a)

Johnston, S.F. (2006) The physical tourist. Physics in Glasgow: a heritage tour. Physics in Perspective, 8 (4). pp. 451-465. ISSN 1422-6960 (doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0310-6)

Beattie, V. (2000) The future of corporate reporting: a review article. Irish Accounting Review, 7 (1). pp. 1-36. ISSN 0791-9638

Miller, T.J.E. (2002) Optimal design of switched reluctance motors. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 49 (1). pp. 15-27. ISSN 0278-0046 (doi:10.1109/41.982244)

Beattie, V., McInnes, W., and Fearnley, S. (2004) A methodology for analysing and evaluating narratives in annual reports: a comprehensive descriptive profile and metrics for disclosure quality attributes. Accounting Forum, 28 (3). pp. 205-236. ISSN 1467-6303 (doi:10.1016/j.accfor.2004.07.001)

Beattie, V., and Fearnley, S. (1995) The Importance of Audit Firm Characteristics and the Drivers of Auditor Change in UK Listed Companies. Accounting and Business Research, 25 (100). pp. 227-239. ISSN 0001-4788

Forsyth, Katherine (1995) Language in Pictland: spoken and written. In: Nicoll, E.H. and Forsyth, K. (eds.) A Pictish panorama: the story of the Picts. Pinkfoot Press, pp. 7-10. ISBN 1874012105

Beattie, V., Edwards, K, and Goodacre, A. (1998) The impact of constructive operating lease capitalisation on key accounting ratios. Accounting and Business Research, 28 (4). pp. 233-254. ISSN 0001-4788

Ang, K.H., Chong, G.C.Y., and Li, Y. (2005) PID control system analysis, design, and technology. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 (4). pp. 559-576. ISSN 1063-6536 (doi:10.1109/TCST.2005.847331)

Forsyth, K. (1997) Language in Pictland : the case against ‘non-Indo-European Pictish’. Series: Studia Hameliana, 2 . De Keltiche Draak. ISBN 9080278556

Holland, J. (2010) Banks, knowledge and crisis: a case of knowledge and learning failure. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 18 (2). pp. 87-105. ISSN 1358-1988 (doi:10.1108/13581981011033961)

 

More Enlighten statistics for February 2012

Using a combination of Google Analytics and IRStats we can see that page views of items in Enlighten in February 2012 were 78,205  – an increase of more than 17,00 in comparison to the figures for February 2011. We don’t think this can be accounted for by the extra day in February in 2012!

The total number of full text papers downloaded during February 2012 was 16,8989 – an increase of over 3,500 downloads in comparison with February 2011.

 

Latest Enlighten download figures – February 2012

Here are details of our most popular full text items during February 2012. The figures indicate the number of downloads during February.

Serafini, Mauro, Bugianesi, Rossana, Maiani, Giuseppe, Valtuena, Silvia, De Santis, Simone, and Crozier, Alan (2003) Plasma antioxidants from chocolate. Nature, 424 (6952). p. 1013. ISSN 1476-4687 (doi:10.1038/4241013a) 303
Smith, A.J., Cameron, S.O., Bagg, J., and Kennedy, D. (2001) Management of needlestick injuries in general dental practice. British Dental Journal, 190 (12). pp. 645-650. ISSN 0007-0610 285
Mackie, I.J., Kitchen, S., Machin, S.J., and Lowe, G.D.O. (2003) Guidelines on fibrinogen assays. British Journal of Haematology, 121 (3). pp. 396-404. ISSN 0007-1048 (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2141.2003.04256.x) 234
Fearnley, S., Beattie, V. , and Brandt, R. (2005) Auditor independence and audit risk: a reconceptualisation. Journal of International Accounting Research, 4 (1). pp. 39-71. ISSN 1542-6297 232
Ang, K.H., Chong, G.C.Y., and Li, Y. (2005) PID control system analysis, design, and technology. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 (4). pp. 559-576. ISSN 1063-6536 (doi:10.1109/TCST.2005.847331) 204
Fearnley, S., and Beattie, V. (2004) The reform of the UK’s auditor independence framework after the Enron collapse: an example of evidence-based policy making. International Journal of Auditing, 8 (2). pp. 117-138. ISSN 1099-1123 (doi:10.1111/j.1099-1123.2004.00085.x) 200
Emslie, C. (2005) Women, men and coronary heart disease: a review of the qualitative literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 51 (4). pp. 382-395. ISSN 1365-2648 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03509.x) 199
Miller, T.J.E. (2002) Optimal design of switched reluctance motors. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 49 (1). pp. 15-27. ISSN 0278-0046 (doi:10.1109/41.982244) 168
Green, G., Kennedy, P., and McGown, A. (2002) Management of multi-method engineering design research: a case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19 (2). pp. 131-140. ISSN 0923-4748 (doi:10.1016/S0923-4748(02)00006-1) 163
Beattie, V., McInnes, W., and Fearnley, S. (2004) A methodology for analysing and evaluating narratives in annual reports: a comprehensive descriptive profile and metrics for disclosure quality attributes. Accounting Forum, 28 (3). pp. 205-236. ISSN 1467-6303 (doi:10.1016/j.accfor.2004.07.001) 160

Celebrating Open Access Week 2011!

To celebrate Open Access Week (24-30 October) Enlighten is running a competition to boost the number of open access full text records held in the service.  Part of the ethos behind Enlighten is to promote the University of Glasgow’s publications through the open access movement, meaning that anyone in the world can access the University’s research free of charge.  Having the full text of papers available in Enlighten leads to greater visibility, potentially resulting in increased access, more downloads and increased citations.

Schools, research institutes or individual staff members can send their full text to the Enlighten team for new or existing publications.  Full text can be submitted in word or pdf format and must be the author final version (i.e. the final refereed version submitted to the publisher, without any publisher formatting or logos). Final results will be calculated at a school level and a special prize will be awarded to the school who submits the most full text to Enlighten during Open Access week (24-30 October). We will also be giving a prize to the individual researcher who deposits the highest number of publications during the week.

Either deposit your publications in the normal way or e-mail your full text to deposit@lib.gla.ac.uk.  The winners will be announced during the week beginning 31st October 2011.

Find out more at http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/enlighten/openaccessweek/

Request a Correction: Integrating EPrints and Supportworks

In May 2011 we launched a new “Request a correction” feature for Enlighten to make it easier for our authors and their staff to request updates and changes to records which are live and publicly available in Enlighten.

These requests enable authors to:

    • Claim a publication so that it is linked to their name
    • Update the publication status from In Press to Published
    • Amend bibliographic details like page numbers, issue or volume

A “Request a correction” text link was added to the bottom of the record.

The link takes requesters to a simple form which asks for an @glasgow e-mail address and provides an input box for the request itself. This was based on the “Request a copy” feature already part of EPrints core code.

The requests are e-mailed to deposit@lib.gla.ac.uk, the Enlighten team’s e-mail account.

Integration with Supportworks

Lessons from our MiniREF exercise and introduction of this feature also provided us with the opportunity to review how we manage requests, not just for corrections but for full text additions, copyright correspondence and general queries. This review led us to consider using Supportworks, the University’s help desk management system.

IT Services created a new Enlighten Team for us and a range of call profiles to identify the requests and their resolutions. All e-mail to deposit@lib is now sent on to the Supportworks help desk system.

Request a Correction: Calls

Thanks to some additional programming in Supportworks e-mails from the “Request a Correction” are automatically created as calls. They are assigned the call profile of “Amend a Record” and if the requester has used their @glasgow e-mail address they are listed as the customer and can update the call and check on its status.

Supportworks Call

Example of Supportworks Call

These requests appear as calls in Supportworks and the team automatically receive an e-mail alert. Staff can accept a call and it is then easy to identify the status of calls, who is dealing with it and how it is progressing.

Usage and Future Developments

Since the launch in May we have had more than 180 requests via this new feature, the vast majority of these have been changes such as those outlined above.

Supportworks also provides search and reporting options which can show the volume and type of calls for particular periods. The Enlighten team will be able to receive automatic weekly updates which will provide details of the number and type of calls.

As we come closer to REF2014 we may also refine the call profiles to include REF updates to enable us to more readily track the volume and changes made.

Acknowledgements

With thanks to Lesley Drysdale who modified the “Request a copy” code, Mark Temple who did the programming and set-up in Supportworks and the Enlighten team who are managing the corrections.

Open Access Repositories Resource Pack (OARRPack)

The University of Glasgow has been commissioned by JISC to create an Open Access Repositories Resource Pack (OARRPack) for the UK’s Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG). This is aimed at encouraging UK universities to adopt Open Access and the open agenda.

Wide range of Open Access Information

As colleagues will know, there is a vast quantity of information about open access available via numerous websites, reports, videos and other documents but within the UK context this is not available as a coherent whole.

The aim of this project is to survey the guidance currently available to HEIs in the UK and further afield on why and how they can practically implement a more open approach to the release of their research outputs. By analysing what is currently available, synthesising this, talking to key stakeholders and establishing what new content might need to be produced the project team will then develop an OA resource pack.

The pack will be aimed at both university senior managers and at repository managers and other staff charged with implementing open access policies.

It will provide a mix of the high level information necessary to enact institution-wide policy changes and the practical details needed in order to implement these policy changes.

Community Engagement

To inform the development of the OA resource pack we would like to encourage the Open Access community and our colleagues to contribute in a number of ways by:

  • Sharing details of useful resources with us
  • Suggesting OA experts to take part in a small experts group feeding into the development and evaluation of the pack;
  • Letting us know if you think your senior management would be willing to talk to us, either about how open access was implemented at your institution or about what they would need from an OA resource pack in order to implement an institutional OA policy

Contact us

Suggestions, ideas and comments can be sent to eprints@lib.gla.ac.uk or to our Twitter account @OARRPack

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