[MDL] FW: IRUS Updates and Expanded Service Capabilities

Maryland Digital Library mdl at lyrasis.org
Wed Sep 15 08:46:57 EDT 2021


Greetings,

The IRUS-US service is available for a yearly subscription fee to any U.S. institutions regardless of LYRASIS membership.

Kind regards,
Jennifer McGovern

From: lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Hannah Rosen
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:24 PM
To: lyroffers at lyralists.lyrasis.org
Subject: [Lyroffers] IRUS Updates and Expanded Service Capabilities

Hello All,

We are pleased to announce several new updates to the IRUS<https://irus.jisc.ac.uk/irus-us/> (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) service. For those not familiar with IRUS, the service consolidates COUNTER-conformant statistics from repositories and helps to demonstrate their value and impact, both internally and in comparison with other institutions through a public interface at https://irus.jisc.ac.uk/r5/uk/. The interface provides open access to the comparison of usage data from all participating institutions across the globe. IRUS provides institutions with the advantage of being able to analyze repository metrics gathered to the same COUNTER standard that is widely used to gather usage data from licensed library content.

New features and integrations:

  *   There are several new updates to IRUS COUNTER Release 5 (R5):
     *   A new version of the IRUS R5 custom SUSHI APIs to support tabular outputs (CSV and TSV) as well as JSON
     *   Updates to the interface have shortened the report run times
     *   Clearer and more informative error reporting (e.g. when no usage returned)
  *   The Esploro service from Ex Libris has been added to the list of supported repository systems, including DSpace, FigShare, Samvera (Ruby Gem) and more. For a complete list of implementations, please see: https://irus.jisc.ac.uk/r5/participate/implement/
  *   There is now an updated integration for repositories based on the Ruby-on-Rails framework. The University of Michigan has integrated their research data repository, Deep Blue Data<https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/data>, with IRUS-US by updating the existing IRUS analytics code toolkit for the Hyrax<https://github.com/JiscSD/irus_analytics> software. The code toolkit (gem) can be integrated with any Ruby-on-Rails repository, allowing for some potential changes if the repository is not Hyrax-specific.
As mentioned above, the usage data is open access and can be viewed by any user. We encourage everyone to visit the site and experiment with the different reporting options.

The IRUS-US service is available for a yearly subscription fee to any U.S. institutions regardless of LYRASIS membership. Please contact Hannah Rosen<mailto:hannah.rosen at lyrasis.org> for more information or to request a quote.

Thank you for your continued support of LYRASIS programs.

Hannah Rosen

The LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team

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