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UVicSpace Year in Review 2023

Are you curious about the activity of UVicSpace, University of Victoria’s institutional repository, in 2023? We sure were! Here is a snapshot of how UVicSpace was used this past year.

From the period of January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2024, UVicSpace saw 1150 full-text uploads. Of this total, 371 were theses and dissertations, 363 were articles, 156 were posters, and 102 were post prints. Furthermore, items in UVicSpace were downloaded 1008625 times this year! Of this total, theses and dissertations comprised 544817.

The top 5 most downloaded items of 2023, in all of UVicSpace, were:

15117 Tigris and Euphrates River basins [elevation] by Keith Holmes (stats)

14240 Tigris and Euphrates River basins [annual precipitation] by Keith Holmes (stats)

14214 Global corruption : Law, theory & practice by Gerry Ferguson (stats)

10825 PLC Programming for A Water Level Control System: Design and System Implementation by Haoqiang Ji (stats)

10229 Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice by Rosalie Starzomski, Janet L. Storch, and Patricia Rodney (stats)

We are delighted to say that two of these items, Global Corruption and Toward a Moral Horizon, were published by ePublishing Services, University of Victoria Libraries, as part of our open access textbook publishing series!

The top 5 most downloaded Electronic Theses and Dissertations of 2023 were:

4987 Ulva lactuca L. as an inorganic extractive component for Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture in British Columbia: An analysis of potentialities and pitfalls by Nicholas Alexander Sherrington (stats)

4876 “Así me gustas gordita”: Representaciones de la gordura en la música popular y la literatura del Caribe hispano by Emily Braden (stats)

4239 Tarot cards: an investigation of their benefit as a tool for self-reflection by Gigi Michelle Hofer (stats)

3994 Computer-based technologies and the social construction of gendered identities: an enthography of the power/knowledge relations of schooling by Linda Vera Coupal (stats)

3477 The black prairies: history, subjectivity, writing by Karina J. Vernon (stats)

At the moment, there are 15107 total items in UVicSpace. Our most visited Faculty collection of all time is the Faculty of Graduate Studies, with 18062 views, followed by the Faculty of Engineering at 11632 views and the Faculty of Human and Social Development at 11140 views.

To get started with uploading your work, contact the UVic Libraries Copyright and Scholarly Communications office at scholcom@uvic.ca. We can help you archive your final published works, or the accepted manuscript versions of your articles after checking publisher permissions. Placing your research publications in an open repository increases knowledge dissemination and helps satisfy the Tri-Agency’s Open Access to publications requirement.

Here’s to another great year for UVicSpace in 2024!