DOAR repository software stats

February 28, 2007

Charles W. Bailey Jr. has blogged some statistics on repository software adoption, based on the OpenDOAR directory.

Comments:
1) Before drawing conclusions about the comparative uptake of softwares, it’s worth considering what’s being counted here – some repository softwares support / tend to be used for multiple collections, some tend not to be used in this way.

2) Some of the softwares seem to be regionally focussed (although again you need to be careful since the normalization is by country (e.g. 14% of NL != 14% of US). This indicates that community is a crucial factor in software adoption for digital repositories.

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