Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Worldwide impact of MIT's Open Access policy

MIT posted a global map of the distribution of downloads from MIT's OA files.  While it's not surprising that the US, China and India had the most downloads, I was impressed by the relative high number of downloads from Iran, Egypt and South Africa.  Also noteworthy is the striking contrast of North and South Korea, as well as the disappointingly low values across most the African continent (with the exceptions noted above).

Now I would like to see the distribution of the downloads of UNT's own Digital Collections.  I think this would be a useful addition to include on our statistics page for the Digital Collection.

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