The UOC's repository holds 12th place in Spain and is among the 170 best repositories in the world

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
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In the 2016 edition, the O2 held 20th place in Spain and 250th place in the world

According to a new edition of the Ranking Web of Repositories presented by the CSIC's Cybermetrics Laboratory, the position of the UOC's institutional repository has improved compared with the 2016 edition. Thus, in the world ranking, it has gone from 248th place to 169th place (out of a total of 2,284); in the world ranking for top institutional repositories, it has 169th place (193th place in 2016, out of a total of 2,205 universities around the world); and in the Spanish ranking, it moves up from 20th place to 12th place (out of a total of 67). In Europe, it holds 74th place (out of a total of 900).

The ranking web, called Webometrics, is built from a series of indicators that measure web positioning and is calculated from the number of documents indexed in Google Scholar, presence in international databases, harvesters and directories, and the links received by the repository, among other items.

The UOC's repository, O2, has recently completed an update project which has enabled it to improve visibility of scientific output and implement a design that guarantees access with maximum mobility from any device. An audiovisual production has also been made public in which a number of the UOC's senior institutional and research staff explain the benefits of this Open Science platform.

The UOC's digital repository currently contains more than 8,200 open-access documents, mostly originating from the UOC's academic activity but also from its research and institutional action. It is used routinely by the UOC's research community, faculty, and bachelor’s and master's degree students.

Coinciding with the updated ranking, professionals from Library and Learning Resources are taking part in the meeting of the REBIUN's (the Spanish university network) Repository Working Group in Madrid.