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11. Comparing usage

1 As a user, I want to know how many times a paper has been downloaded and read by others according to a standard metric, to be able to assess its impact. Collecting metrics is relevant to optimise, operate, and enhance the repository and to demonstrate the value of the repository to authors and other stakeholders. As an author, I want to know how often my paper or dataset is being read and cited, and to be able to compare that with other papers of my peers so that I have an objective, standardized way of assessing the impact of my work. Methodologies for measuring usage must be standardized across repositories and repository platforms. The measures also need to be trusted by the community as accurate and reliable so that we can begin to incorporate them into discussions about the benefits of open access. Leave a comment on line 1 0

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