OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.3 – March 2017)


Welcome to the third monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at


We would like to remind researchers of our online guides, which give guidance on a variety of topics around Open Access, including:


The repository currently contains 2,068 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from:
  • = BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS’UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and ARDILLA REY, J.A. 2016. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the International Conference on Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Control Engineering 2016 [ICEECC2016], 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):




This month, there have been a total of 6,472 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:


  • = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (132 downloads)


The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (336 downloads)
  • = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (142 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (54 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (28.03.2017).

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