Usage statistics

"Usage Statistics about items and content providers support the assessment of their popularity and use. They are an important complement to other kinds of metrics." (OpenAIRE)

Paul Needham presents on IRUS-UK. IRUS-UK, a national aggregation service, which contains details of all content downloaded from participating IRs in the UK. By collecting raw usage data and processing them into item-level usage statistics, following rules specified by COUNTER, IRUS-UK provides comparable and authoritative standards-based data and also acts as an intermediary between UK repositories and other agencies.