Santa was more than generous with our Institutional Repository over the festive season as the Academic Schools began to send in their REF Papers for processing by our highly trained team of IR elves, who added over 230 new items to the database over December before retiring for a well-earned rest at the North Pole.
Visitors to the IR were busy too – here are the top five most downloaded items from the last month:
1. Propagation of localised flexural vibrations along plate edges described by a power law by V. Krylov & A. Shuvalov (148 downloads)
2. Protectionism to liberalisation : Ireland and the EEC, 1957 to 1966 by M. Fitzgerald (122 downloads)
3. Anthropometric study to update minimum aircraft seating standards by C. Quigley et al (91 downloads)
4. Thy righteousness is but a menstrual clout: sanitary practices and prejudice in early modern England by S. Read (88 downloads)
5. Discourse analysis means doing analysis: a critique of six analytic shortcomings by C. Antaki et al (84 downloads)
Our repository increases the visibility of Loughborough’s research and the materials within it are centrally stored and preserved. The material in the collection includes journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and theses. Last month we added our 10,000th item and we expect to match this number over the coming year!
To find out more about the IR, and how you can submit your research, visit the IR homepage here.