CentAUR is a member of IRUS-UK, a Jisc service that is provided for UK institutional repositories. This enables CentAUR to share and expose download statistics. IRUS-UK collects raw usage data from UK institutional repositories and processes the data so that it is COUNTER compliant, a commonly used standard for download data.
The data available in CentAUR are provided by IRStats2. This is a statistical framework for EPrints repositories and provides data on downloads as well as deposits, Open Access and more on items in CentAUR.
Simple Download Statistics for a Single Item
It is possible to find out how many times your output has been downloaded from CentAUR. Download statistics are only available for items in CentAUR that have a downloadable file.
To find the number of downloads:
If the item has a downloadable file, a graph of the number of downloads over the last year will be shown.
Simple Download Statistics for Specific Authors, Item Types and University Groups
It is also possible to generate download statistics for specific authors, for particular item types (for example, articles) and for some University Schools, Departments and groups. The data can be exported to a csv file for further analysis in Excel or similar spreadsheet programs.
Advanced Download Statistics
Additional download statistics showing a longer time period and giving an indication of the geographical location of the downloaders are available using the IRUS-UK platform. This resource is available to University of Reading members using their institutional log-in credentials. The statistics provided by the IRUS-UK platform are COUNTER compliant.
To access advanced statistics: