OR2012 Developer Challenge: Repository Analytics

Petr Knoth from the Open University presented his idea for a repository analytics dashboard at the DevCSI Open Repositories 2012 Developer Challenge.

In his original entry, Petr gave the following description of his idea:

I would like to propose an idea of a Repository Analytics dashboard. The dashboard would list Open Access repositories and would provide useful statistical information as well as information regarding potential issues with repository OAI-PMH endpoints, such as unavailability of the OAI-PMH endpoint, metadata interoperability issues or even full-text content harvesting issues. The primary users would be Repository Managers. The service would help to ensure that their repository is harvestable. It would also allow them to see how they compare to other repositories in terms of available metadata, content, compliance with metadata standards or potentially provide even data usage statistics. The second user group that can make use of the Repository Analytics dashboard is Business Intelligence. The tool would provide an overall picture of the content stored across OA repositories. It would provide content growth statistics, usage trends, citation statistics at a repository level, etc.

The tool would be developed as a web based dashboard using data from a large OA repositories content aggregation system, such as CORE.


Live Demo Links

During his pitch, Petr gave a live demonstration of his work on this idea, which is available here.

Petr also provided the following links to provide some background context to this idea:


Further Development

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