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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/604444
Title:
Figshare: A universal repository for academic resource sharing?
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike; Kousha, Kayvan
Abstract:
Purpose A number of subject-orientated and general websites have emerged to host academic resources. It is important to evaluate the uptake of such services in order to decide which depositing strategies are effective and should be encouraged. Design/methodology/approach This article evaluates the views and shares of resources in the generic repository Figshare by subject category and resource type. Findings Figshare use and common resource types vary substantially by subject category but resources can be highly viewed even in subjects with few members. Subject areas with more resources deposited do not tend to have higher viewing or sharing statistics. Practical implications Limited uptake of Figshare within a subject area should not be a barrier to its use. Several highly successful innovative uses for Figshare show that it can reach beyond a purely academic audience. Originality/value This is the first analysis of the uptake and use of a generic academic resource sharing repository.
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
Online Information Review
Issue Date:
18-Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/604444
DOI:
10.1108/OIR-06-2015-0190
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1468-4527
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorKousha, Kayvanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T09:29:33Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T09:29:33Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-18en
dc.identifier.issn1468-4527en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/OIR-06-2015-0190en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/604444en
dc.description.abstractPurpose A number of subject-orientated and general websites have emerged to host academic resources. It is important to evaluate the uptake of such services in order to decide which depositing strategies are effective and should be encouraged. Design/methodology/approach This article evaluates the views and shares of resources in the generic repository Figshare by subject category and resource type. Findings Figshare use and common resource types vary substantially by subject category but resources can be highly viewed even in subjects with few members. Subject areas with more resources deposited do not tend to have higher viewing or sharing statistics. Practical implications Limited uptake of Figshare within a subject area should not be a barrier to its use. Several highly successful innovative uses for Figshare show that it can reach beyond a purely academic audience. Originality/value This is the first analysis of the uptake and use of a generic academic resource sharing repository.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.subjectFigshareen
dc.subjectscientometricsen
dc.subjectaltmetricsen
dc.titleFigshare: A universal repository for academic resource sharing?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalOnline Information Reviewen
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