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We want to make the process of depositing, finding, reading and acting on our research as simple and efficient as possible and to remove barriers to access. A good way to improve usability is to watch real users perform real tasks. To do this, we need to pick a few tasks and some sample users. We […]
Longer term I feel one of the most important things I do is increase research impact. I also want to celebrate our successes and build goodwill, support and demand for our services. One of the simpler things I can measure is access and readership of our institutional repository Leicester Research Archive (LRA) We use DSpace for […]
You might think that knowing who wrote a research paper would be simple. It isn’t. So? Why does it matter who wrote a paper? I immediately think of recognition, credit (or criticism!) and to read more from the same author. Perhaps we want to contact the author for collaboration or consultancy or to link them […]