Institutional Repository Usage Statistics
IRUS-ANZ (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics Australia and New Zealand) provides COUNTER-conformant usage statistics for all content downloaded from participating ANZ institutional repositories (IRs). IRUS-ANZ is a Jisc service, supported in Australia and New Zealand by CAVAL. It is based on Jisc’s IRUS-UK service, which has been in place in the UK since July 2012.
What is IRUS?
IRUS-ANZ (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics Australia and New Zealand) is a collaboration between Jisc and CAVAL, based on the successful IRUS-UK model.
The service collects raw usage data from institutional repositories (IRs) and processes these into COUNTER-compliant statistical reports, accessed via an open web portal (https://irus.jisc.ac.uk/irus-anz). IRUS-ANZ enables participating institutions to track, share and compare usage of their institutional repository using authoritative, standards-based statistics, and provides a range of reports and visualisations.
Using usage data to support and demonstrate the impact and importance of institutional repositories, and their role within the open access landscape, requires that these data be reliable and comparable - regionally, nationally and internationally - regardless of platform.