The Top Five Institutional Repository Downloads for February


The bad weather may have slowed things down outside, but our Institutional Repository carried on apace. Over two hundred items were added last month, taking us close to passing the 11,000 mark.

Here are the top five most downloaded items from the last month:

1. Acoustic black holes and their applications for vibration damping and sound absorption by V. Krylov (holding firmly to no.1 with a whopping 450 downloads)

2. Discourse analysis means doing analysis: a critique of six analytic shortcomings by C. Antaki et al (up one place from last month with 121 downloads)

3. Electronic data interchange in the construction industry by T. Lewis (up from 5th place last month with 108 downloads)

4. Discourse analysis and constructionist approaches: theoretical background by J. Potter (new entry this month with 96 downloads)

5. Thy righteousness is but a menstrual clout: sanitary practices and prejudice in early modern England by S. Read (down one place with 93 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.

To find out more about the IR, and how you can submit your research, visit the IR homepage here.