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April 03, 2009
A new era
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/research/instrep/erepositories/
I've just noticed that it's almost a month since I last posted to this blog. It's been incredibly busy as we've just concluded the JISC funded project of WRAP, and now we're entering a new era in which WRAP is the repository but no longer a project.
Our end of project report is now on the web (see link above to project page), and for those with an interest in repository statistics, I recommend the appendix on what we can tell about WRAP through Google Analytics, ROAR and the University's web tool known as Sitebuilder.
The future direction of WRAP is uncertain as the University's steering group are considering what to do with Publications data, but we will certainly be carrying on with WRAP as we have done, increasing our deposits of full text journal articles and handling PhD theses.
We just announced to the University of Warwick staff that we have surpassed 500 items in WRAP (through a University-wide electronic newsletter known as "inbox insite"), and to date we have 536 items, so the collection is most certainly growing, and with it our visitor numbers are increasing.
As we've had more interest in WRAP we've had more enquiries and our FAQs have been expanded beyond what I think is a reasonable number, so I just introduced an index, using a feature of Sitebuilder that creates a "table of tags" from the keywords in the metadata for the pages... I just had to revise the keywords for all those pages, to make sure I used consistent terms, applied consistently throughout the collection. I like to call this a "tagsonomy", and if you're at Warwick and would like to read more about these tags, please see these other blog postings: http://search.warwick.ac.uk/blogs?q=tagsonomy