Download information from Dutch repositories comparable

Published on
May 22, 2012

Wageningen UR Library has participated in a Surf project to compare download information from Dutch repositories. The download information of Dutch universities and educational institutions can now be viewed on a repositories dashboard in Narcis. With approximately 6,000 downloads per day, Wageningen is one of the most heavily used repositories in the Netherlands. That this new service doesn’t yet work perfectly can be seen in the graph, which is missing two months of Wageningen figures. Strikingly, Spain is one of the largest downloaders of Wageningen materials after the Netherlands and the United States. The most downloaded titles are almost exclusively dissertations and most users find the material using the standard Google search engines.

(newsletter 3-2012)