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Archive for July, 2006


Posted by Peta Hopkins on July 26, 2006

The growth of e-publications@bond has been steady since the first paper was loaded back in March. Today the count is at 90 papers.

However, the exciting thing about the repository is its success in making research papers accessible. This in turn should lead to an increase in citations. This graph shows the dramatic increase in the number of full-text downloads – an indicator of increased accessibility to the content of e-publications@bond.

Full text download graph

On the home page of the repository you can see a counter of how many time users have clicked that download link in the last 7 days. At the time of writing, the counter was at 179.



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Paper of the month – June

Posted by Peta Hopkins on July 26, 2006

The paper with the most downloads in June 2006….

Attachment, Fear of Intimacy and Differentiation of Self among Clients in Substance Disorder Treatment Facilities – Fred Thorberg and Michael Lyvers

This is proving a popular paper in the repository as it also had the most downloads in May.

The paper with the second highest full text downloads….

The management of skin cancer in Australian general practice – Chris Del Mar

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Where do you stand? – Sherpa is your guide

Posted by Peta Hopkins on July 6, 2006

Sometimes, figuring out what you are legally entitled to archive feels like climbing Everest. Sherpa /Romeo provides a database of publishers’ copyright policies in relation to archiving research in an institutional repository to guide you along the way.

You can search by publisher’s name or by journal title.

If the publisher/journal is in the database its default policy will be displayed with links through to the full policy on the publisher’s site if it is available.


Sherpa uses a colour scheme to categorise publisher policies. If you are looking for a publisher you might like to consult Sherpa/Romeo to consider archiving policies before you submit your next paper. Look for green or blue in preference to yellow or white if you want to archive a copy in the repository.

The terms pre-print and post-print are also defined on the site so you can determine what version of your paper should be submitted to the repository.

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Bond on target with ARROW

Posted by Peta Hopkins on July 6, 2006

Bond University’s research repository is now searchable via the Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW) Discovery Service.

The ARROW Discovery Service contains metadata for a number of Australian research repositories linking users directly to the home repositories and in most cases full text of the eprints. This resource is growing and is a useful tool for discovery of and access to Australian research.

Search ARROW

Repositories in the Arrow Discovery Service
Australian Digital Theses
Australian Library and Information Association  
Australian National University  
Australian Policy Online  
Bond University  
Curtin University of Technology  
Flinders University  
Monash University  
Queensland University of Technology  
University of Melbourne  
University of Queensland  
University of Southern Queensland  
University of Tasmania  
University of Wollongong  

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The Successful Repository

Posted by Peta Hopkins on July 5, 2006

The Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories hosted a seminar last week at the University of Queensland on sustainability of institutional repositories.

A number of the presentations are available for viewing from the APSR website, including:

Paula Callan, QUT. Keys to success: repository policies and copyright management


John Houghton, Victoria University. Scholarly communication costs and benefits: the role of repositories.

It appears that additional presentations will soon become available. I’m looking forward to seeing Susan Gibbons’ (University of Rochester) presentation “Making a repository a success with your academic staff” and Tom Cochrane’s (QUT) How can a repository contribute to university success?

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