OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.21 – September 2018)


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

International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week will be from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th October 2018. The Publications Team are busy making plans for several events during that week, for more  information and final details please go to


The repository currently contains 3,003 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = FAISAL, N.H., SANAEE, R., SINGH, R.M., MURRAY, J., MCLAUGHLIN, A., HEALY, D. and LEE, T.-L. [2018]. Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. Journal of physics: conference series, (accepted).

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 9,296 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:


  • = DAKUP, K., FULFORD, H. and SUTHERLAND, B. 2014. Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. In Galbraith, B. (ed.), Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 18-19 September 2014. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International, pages 507-513. (271 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (179 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle/10059/734 = FRIDAY, K. 2012. Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (176 downloads)
  • = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (167 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.09.2018).