Here’s what a selection of the default charts show today. Only double-digit percentage results are discussed.
- Repositories by continent: Europe is the leader with 49% of repositories. North America places second with 33%.
- Repositories by country: In light of the above, it is interesting that the US leads the pack with 29% of repositories. Germany (13%) and the UK follow (11%).
- Repository software: After the 28% of unknown software, EPrints takes the number two slot (21%), followed by DSpace (19%).
- Repository types: By far, institutional repositories are the leader at 79%. Disciplinary repositories follow (13%).
- Content types: ETDs lead (53%), followed by unpublished reports/working papers (48%), preprints/postprints (37%), conference/workshop papers (35%), books/chapters/sections (31%), multimedia/av (20%), postprints only (17%), bibliographic references (16%), special items (15%), and learning objects (13%).
This is a great service; however, I’d suggest that University of Nottingham consider licensing it under a Creative Commons license so that snapshot charts could be freely used (at least for noncommercial purposes).