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title 21/02/2014

ORBi is ranked 34th out of 1746 repositories in the world - across all categories. Another leap up 13 places compared to the last rankings published in July 2013!

In the institutional rankings, ORBi ranks  25th out of 1660 (up 8 places) and 16th in the European rankings.

Encouraging results, especially when we see that of the 1680 institutional repositories, ORBi ranks just behind NASA, HAL, the University of California, Virginia Tech, CERN, MIT, Queensland, Southampton, and Minho...

Benchmarks in the field!

 

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title 17/12/2013

Files submitted to ORBi have broken the two million download barrier!

With more than 2,200 downloads per day, 2013 saw the number of downloads rising from 1 million to 2 million. Impressive growth and visibility which shows no signs of stopping.

Do you want to increase your chances of being seen and downloaded? It's simple, put your papers on Open Access. Documents submitted in Open Access to ORBi are downloaded 30 times more often than those with restricted access.

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title 18/11/2013

Whenever researchers stumble across an article which they can't access, it’s an isolated event which remains unreported. But what would happen if we could share all these frustrating moments and expose them, particularly to publishers?

Today this is possible, thanks to the Open Access Button, which was launched on Monday 18 November to mark the Berlin 11 conference.

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ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography)

In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).

This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.

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