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[EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Hi John,


By Author IDs, do you mean Web of Science ResearcherID?? Or another kind of schema??


All our Master’s & PhD thesis’ authors are graduate students, so in most cases, they haven’t written or published any other documents.





From: John Salter [mailto:J.Salter@leeds.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:26 AM
To: 'eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk'
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions


Another thought:

Do ALL your authors have IDs?

Are the top authors the top authors that have a unique ID, whilst the top-paper-authors don’t have unique IDs?





From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Alan.Stiles
Sent: 22 May 2015 16:53
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions


Hi Greg,

There is the possibility that your top authors have multiple items which have each only been downloaded a lower number of times, but the total of which may be greater than the number of downloads each of your top items has received.

Hope that makes sense?




From: Greg Whitney [mailto:greg.whitney@polymtl.ca]
Sent: 22 May 2015 16:43
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] 2 IRStats Questions




We installed IRStats on our EPrints 3.3.13 test server. The 5 Most Downloaded Items DO NOT correspond with the 5 Top Authors. See attached gif. The TOP 5  counts also vary greatly for both tables.


It is Friday, so maybe I am missing something obvious, but shouldn’t the most downloaded items and top authors be identical. Unless there is another definition for Top Authors??


Thanks! Have a good week-end!


Greg Whitney

Polytechnique Montréal Library



PS – Also, 16 834 downloads for our top PhD thesis seems to be a lot!! Given the rather precise subject of this document. Is there anyway of validating these crunched numbers??



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