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[EP-tech] Re: IRstats and citations

You are right, it's not the way people usually find stuff! Furthermore there will be clear direction to the full eprint anyway so  hopefully if someone does use this method they'll end up on the summary page view anyway.


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Sebastien Francois
Sent: 13 January 2014 14:47
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: IRstats and citations

Hi David,

A question worth wondering - how many people actually "browse" to find some research/publications? I doubt many do. I think most people will come to a repository / perhaps even the end-file (document) directly via Google/other search engines.

Also I reckon that the "document download" metric is more important than the "summary page view" - you won't lose the former using your lightbox-y display.


On 13/01/14 14:30, David McElroy wrote:
Hi all,
        I'm in the process of working out a new them for our repositories. One of the things I'd like to do is have a sort of 'quick view' of an eprint using a lightbox. I'm using ajax to load the front page which has a list of the last added eprints. This is easy enough using a new citation type to create the list with lightbox links on it, but I'm worried that this would become the easy way for users to browse eprints, and we'd lose stats as users wouldn't be opening the actual pages. Any ideas on if this is an actual problem and if so is there a solution?


David McElroy
Research Data Management Officer

University of East London
Docklands Library
020 8223 6467

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