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Visualizing Use and Performance Data from a Global Cross-Platform Set of IR

Arlitsch, Kenning; Wheeler, Jonathan; Parulian, Nikolaus Nova; Pham, Minh

The Repository Analytics & Metrics Portal (RAMP) is a web service that has generated a massive dataset measuring use and performance of institutional repositories. This briefing will show use and performance data aggregated from 35 institutional repositories around the world. RAMP collects data about IR items from registered repositories that have appeared in the search results of all Google properties, including the position of each item in search results and whether the user clicked through to the IR. Utilizing the data analysis skills of fellows from Drexel University’s LIS Education and Data Science (LEADS) we are now able to demonstrate that use ratios are not always the domain of larger repositories. We can also detect patterns of use based on repository content and platform, demonstrate the effect of search engine positioning, and show device use by region. 

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