University of Worcester's Institutional Repository.
WRaP enables the University to maintain a record of the research outputs of staff and other researchers, past and present, and provides a discovery tool whereby this research is available to wider community.
In order to maximize exposure of work carried out at the University the full text, or equivalent, of the items in WRaP are included in the record wherever copyright permits. As such WRaP underpins the Universities commitment to Green Open Access.
Since its inauguration in 2007, there have been over 500,000 downloads from the repository.
If you have a complaint about any item in WRaP please refer to our Notice and Takedown Policy
It is the policy of the University of Worcester that a copy of all research outputs since 2008 should be deposited in WRaP. Research published from 2000 onwards can also be deposited.
Depositing items is a simple procedure and a guide the process is available to download.
Any member of staff who would like an introduction to WRaP or help with any aspect of the depositing process should the Research Team on firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be happy to help.
Statistics for WRaP are available via IRUS-UK and IR-Stats.
IRUS-UK: statistics across 118 UK repositories, and provides data on downloads at the item and institutional levels.
WRaP is a participating repository in IRUS-UK, a JISC funded initative which facilitates the compilation of standardised statistics on downloads of the material held in institutional repositories. This allows institutions to both monitor the number of times any deposited item is downloaded, and compare their total figures with those of other participating institutions.
A guide to using IRUS-UK is available for download (pdf)
IR-Stats: IR-Stats is a statistical reporting tool that is designed to work on EPrints repositories such as WRaP.
The data can be filtered with a much greater degree of granularity using IR-Stats but the statistics generated are not COUNTER compliant and hence not directly comparable with the IRUS-UK figures.
A guide to using IR-Sats is available to download (pdf) .
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Most popular item overall:
Bigger, Stephen (2009) The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo (Book Review). Journal of Beliefs and Values, 30 (1). pp. 87-102. ISSN 1361-7672 510 downloads
Most popular journal article:
Bigger, Stephen Thresholds, Liminality and Fruitful Chaos: Revolutionary Change in Education? Educationalfutures. ISSN 1758-2199 (Submitted) 220 downloads
Most popular conference paper:
Dart, Gareth and Anderson, D.P. (2004) A diagnostic test to help junior secondary teachers plan differentiated reading instruction. In: 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, 13-17 September 2004, Gaborone Botswana.
Most popular book or book section:
Cox, Howard (1997) The Evolution of International Business Enterprise. In: Global Business Strategy. International Thomson, London, pp. 9-46. ISBN 1861523521
Most Popular Thesis:
Symons, John C. (2003) The Mining and Smelting of Copper in England and Wales, 1760-1820. Masters thesis, Coventry University in collaboration with University College Worcester.
For further information on WRaP and Open Access Publishing please contact the Research Team on email@example.com
The team comprises:
Research Librarian & Repository Manager
Open Access Advocacy and Support Officer
Digital Assets Officer
Other members of Library Services also able to offer information and advice are:
Su Fagg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research Support Librarian