Let’s take a look at WRaP usage for the calendar year 2019 (1st Jan 2019 – 31st Dec 2019). Here are some vital statistics. All the statistics below are COUNTER compliant.
Deposits to WraP increased by 55% in 2019 compared with the previous year.
During 2019 WRaP attracted 98,766 downloads. This represents a slight dip compared to the 113,317 total downloads in 2018 (12.84% reduction). However, the 2019 figure represents a 15% growth in usage compared to the 85,339 total downloads in 2017.
We can add to this total the 14,775 COUNTER downloads made via the CORE aggregation service. This is a significant increase compared with the 6103 downloads made via CORE in 2018. Including downloads made via CORE, the grand total download figure for WRaP in 2019 is 113,541.
Most used deposits of 2019
Looking at the most used items in WRaP at any given moment does not provide much insight, as some outputs have been available for many years and have established an ongoing impact. It is better to look at outputs which have been deposited more recently. So, below are the top 20 most downloaded outputs in 2019 which were also deposited in 2019:
13. A Systematised Literature Review Investigating the Effects of Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – 57
**We have 4 outputs jointly in the number 20 slot, which each have 40 downloads!**
Congratulations to Claire Wolfe from the School of Arts who occupies the number 1 spot! A special mention too for Tom Cullen, Gavin Thomas and Alex Wadley in the School of Sport and Exercise Science for making it in to the top 20, despite their article only becoming available in WRaP on 27 November 2019.
It is worth noting that 2 of the top 10 outputs are doctoral theses, demonstrating demand for this ‘grey literature’. Well done to Darryl James Phillipowsky and Rosemarie Miller!
It is interesting to note the diversity of subject areas represented, with each output in the top 5 originating from a different School. Outputs from a variety of departments feature among the top 20, including the Schools of Arts, Psychology, Allied Health and Community, Education, Worcester Business School, Nursing and Midwifery, Humanities and Sport and Exercise Science, and Library Services. Special congratulations also to the School of Allied Health and Community, who have 7 outputs in the above list. Well done to all!