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.
[The best thing about IRUS-UK is] the ability to benchmark repository download statistics with other repositories in the UK.
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