|Repository||Days of Activity (/365)|
|University of Kent||286|
|London School of Economics||260|
|University of Southampton||243|
|University of Huddersfield||227|
|University of Lancaster||222|
|University of Strathclyde||204|
|University of Hertfordshire||204|
|University College London||199|
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Hard Working Repositories
There are lots of ways to measure the productivity of a repository, but in Size Isn't Everything: Sustainable Repositories as Evidenced by Sustainable Deposit Profiles I argued for counting the number of days per year that deposits had been made into the repository as a way of capturing its 'vitality' and 'embededness' and so highlighting repositories with broad-based researcher adoption.
Based on that metric, here is a top 10 list of the hardest working institutional repositories in the UK (data taken from ROAR).
If you factor out weekends, Christmas/Easter breaks and other public holidays there are about 233 days that a UK University is open for business. So congratulations particularly to Kent, the LSE, and my colleagues in the library at Southampton whose repositories are working unpaid overtime!