“IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics UK) is a Jisc-funded national aggregation service, which provides COUNTER-conformant usage statistics for all content downloaded from participating UK institutional repositories (IRs)….
The service consolidates COUNTER-conformant statistics providing opportunities to demonstrate the value and impact of IRs:
- facilitates comparable, standards-based measurements
- provides an evidence base for repositories to develop policies and initiatives to help support their objectives
- provides consistent and comprehensive statistics, presenting opportunities for benchmarking at a national level
- developing a user community that will ensure that the service is responsive to user requirements….”