It may have been vacation time for many but there was no lack of interest in the Institutional Repository over Easter. Here’s a run-down of the top five most downloaded items for April:
1. Effect of preharvest UV-treatment on shelf life of fruits and vegetables by Matthew A. Obande. (holding steady at no.1 for the third month running with 391 downloads)
2. Feasibility of zero carbon homes in England by 2016: a house builder’s perspective by Mohamed Osmani and Alistair O’Reilly (back up to no.2 from no.3 last month with 168 downloads!)
3. Discourse analysis means doing analysis: a critique of six analytic shortcomings by Charles Antaki, Michael Billig, Derek Edwards & Jonathan Potter (new entry with 159 downloads)
4. Protectionism to liberalisation : Ireland and the EEC, 1957 to 1966 by Maurice Fitzgerald (holding at no.4 with 126 downloads)
5. Using Google Analytics to evaluate the usability of e-commerce sites by Layla Hasan, Anne Morris & Steve Probets (118 downloads)
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