ORBi has just passed the benchmark of 50,000 references with full text, which represents close to 61% of the deposits!
A great success which rewards the audacious gamble launched 5 years ago by the University of Liege, supported by a strong institutional mandate. It is also a fine victory for the accessibility of research documentation, as close to 50% of these references are in open access.
According to the April 2012 Webometrics ranking, ORBi is now in 26th position worldwide amongst the institutional repositories as far as fulltexts are concerned (33rd in 2011) and, more generally, in 18th place amongst the European repositories (27th in 2011) and 39th out of 1435 on a world level (46th in 2011).
ORBi is thus meeting its fundamental objectives, established at the start of the project, in other words serving as an access point, window and memory for the University of Liege’s academic and research publications. Let us remind ourselves that this success is due to the work carried out by the members of the ULg as all the deposits placed in ORBi are encoded by the authors themselves or by one of their representatives.
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