The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project
Whilst preparing a follow-up post on institutional repositories I started to explore the data which has been collected by the JISC-funded CORE project. The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) project aims to „facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems„. The CORE Web site, which was developed at the Open University, provides access to four applications including:
Repository Analytics – A tool that enables to monitor the ingestion of metadata and content from repositories and provides a wide range of statistics.
I wanted to use this service to find information about the repositories provided by the 24 Russell Group universities. However, as can be seen from the accompanying screenshot, it was not easy to associate a repository with its host institution.
The first four examples illustrate the difficulties I had in using the information. The first entry, for the Aberdeen University Research Archive, gives a…
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