Celebrating one year of TeesRep
Researchers came together to celebrate the success of TeesRep – the University’s open access repository.
It has been one year since the launch of TeesRep – an online repository for researchers to deposit their work. It provides a resource to increase the visibility and impact of the University’s research activities and allows people around the world to access the work.
Since its launch, 850 research outputs have been added which have had 57,000 views and over 44,000 downloads – not just in the UK, but around the world.
Professor Zulf Ali, Dean of the Graduate Research School, said: ‘TeesRep has been extremely successful and we are delighted with how well it has been used in the first year.
‘We want to build on this now and continue the success. It is really important that our outputs are visible and they are being accessed and used by as many people as possible.’
During the celebration, Professor Cliff Hardcastle, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) spoke about the importance of engaging with TeesRep.
He said: ‘This is a celebration of TeesRep and what it has done for the profile of the University and the profile of the researchers at the University and the work they are doing.
‘TeesRep allows greater access to the work of our researchers, not just within the University or the region, but across the world.’
Thank you for making TeesRep a success
Liz Jolly , Director of Library & Information Services (L&IS) thanked all of those who had contributed to the success of TeesRep including the Graduate Research School, researchers across the University and the TeesRep team in L&IS.
Prizes and certificates were also handed out in three categories:
• most downloaded output – won by Dr Nigel Hanchard, from the Health and Social Care institute, with 6,922 downloads
• output with the greatest air miles – won by Dr Jonathan Scott, from the Technology Futures Institute, whose work was downloaded in Fiji
• research institute with the highest usage – won by the Health and Social Care Institute.
Emily Dott, Senior Assistant Librarian (Repositories & Digital Collections), said: ‘We have been really pleased with how researchers across the University have engaged with TeesRep and the number of outputs that have been deposited.
‘This has been a real celebration of that success and long may it continue.’
03 November 2011