OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.10 – October 2017)


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


From Monday 23rd through to Friday 27th October we celebrated Open Access Week with a variety of events, speaking with students and staff across campus and raising awareness of Open Access. For a full list of the events that took place, see here.


The repository currently contains 2,403 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., DECIGA-GUSI, J., FREIER, D., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2017. Experimental evaluation of a solar window incorporating rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrators (RACPC). Energy Procedia [online], 130: proceedings of the 11th SNEC international photovoltaic power generation conference and exhibition (SNEC 2017), 17-20 April 2017, Shanghai, China, pages 102-107. Available from:
  • = ROBERTS, F. [2017]. Scottish healthcare students’ perceptions of an interprofessional ward simulation: an exploratory descriptive study. Nursing and Health Sciences [online], (accepted).
  • = DROUBI, M.G., REUBEN, R.L. and STEEL, J.I. 2018. Flow noise identification using acoustic emission (AE) energy decomposition for sand monitoring in flow pipeline. Applied Acoustics [online], 131, pages 5-15. Available from:

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 5,354 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. (85 downloads)
  • = ZONTANOS, G. and ANDERSON, A. R. 2004. Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal [online], 7(3), pages 228-236. Available from: (74 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (119 downloads)
  • = BUWERT, P. 2016. Ethical Design: a Foundation for Visual Communication. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (76 downloads)
  • = OMAR, A. 2017. Insourcing a Government Information System: a Case Study from Malaysia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.. (39 downloads)


The above data were correct at the time of writing (30.10.2017).

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