Welcome to IRUS-USA

IRUS-USA (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics USA) is an experimental collaboration between Jisc and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR. Based on the successful IRUS-UK model and with the support of DLF’s Assessment Interest Group (the DLF-AIG), IRUS-USA provides COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for content downloaded from DLF member institutions whose repositories are participating in the pilot project. Learn more about the partnership between Jisc and CLIR here.


Access reports via the IRUS-USA Portal


Benefits

The service consolidates COUNTER-compliant statistics providing opportunities to demonstrate the value and impact of IRs:

  • facilitates comparable, standards-based measurements
  • provides an evidence base for repositories to develop policies and initiatives to help support their objectives
  • provides consistent and comprehensive statistics, presenting opportunities for benchmarking at a national level
  • developing a user community that will ensure that the service is responsive to user requirements