25,000 research outputs in Edinburgh Napier University’s repository

Edinburgh Napier’s research repository has just reached the milestone of 25,000 research outputs. Run by library staff, the repository includes a wide variety of output types such as the latest journal articles, research reports, conference papers, and digital and creative outputs.

We also make all new PhD theses awarded by Napier freely available in the repository. Theses are among the most frequently downloaded items in the repository, helping to showcase the work of the next generation of researchers.

Just four years ago we were celebrating the 15,000th item in the repository, which shows how fast the collection is growing. We said then that ‘The repository aims to hold records describing every research output which is produced by staff at the University, and also to provide open access to the full-text wherever possible’. This is still true today and thanks to the ‘read and publish’ open access agreements that the library has with many publishers, we can make available an ever-increasing proportion of research as open access.

Indeed, the 25,000th item made discoverable in the repository was ‘Simulation-Based Evaluation Of Low Carbon Design Strategies For Extreme Climates‘, written by two Edinburgh Napier authors and made open access through the Taylor & Francis read and publish deal.

Questions about the repository? Need some help to deposit your own research? Just send an email to repository@napier.ac.uk