Following on from the successful PIRUS2 project, which demonstrated how COUNTER-compliant article-level usage statistics could be collected and consolidated from Publishers and Institutional Repositories (IRs), Jisc have provided funding to establish 'IRUS-UK', a national aggregation service, containing details of all content downloaded from UK participating IRs.
IRUS-UK is a Jisc-funded repository and infrastructure service.
[IRUS-UK is] another form of analysis that can be used to demonstrate the need for including full texts in repositories, and the most downloaded types of item types.
The service will consolidate COUNTER-compliant statistics providing opportunities to demonstrate the value and impact of IRs. It will:
If you are a UK repository wishing to participate in IRUS-UK, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org