Welcome to IRUS-UK

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.

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The service will consolidate COUNTER-compliant statistics providing opportunities to demonstrate the value and impact of IRs. It will:

  • facilitate comparable, standards-based measurements
  • provide an evidence base for repositories to develop policies and initiatives to help support their objectives
  • provide consistent and comprehensive statistics, presenting opportunities for benchmarking at a national level
  • develop a user community that will ensure that the service is responsive to user requirements

IRUS-UK growth over time

IRUS-UK Growth Chart

If you are a UK repository wishing to participate in IRUS-UK, please contact irus@mimas.ac.uk

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