We are excited to share cIRcle’s Impact and Activity Report for 2019-2020!
2019-2020 was a year of milestones for cIRcle, UBC’s Research Repository. Early this spring, cIRcle celebrated passing the 70,000 open access item mark. This year also saw more than one million visitors to cIRcle content via the UBC Open Collections site.
cIRcle has continued to support faculty deposits, with more than 2,300 items added – an 8% increase from the previous year. Over the past five years, faculty content has grown from less than 10% of all annual deposits in cIRcle to nearly 50% of all new items.
Every year brings exciting new and continuing partnerships with UBC faculty, students, and our larger research community. Some new partners and projects from 2019-2020 include: the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, the World Sanskrit Conference, and the Punjabi Oral History Project. We also worked with the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference to archive conference materials after the in-person conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Other highlights from this year include developing and testing enhancements for UBC’s Open Collections search and indexing platforms and collaborating with Artefactual to complete upgrades to Archivematica 1.9.2 and Storage Service 0.14.1, our open source digital preservation system. Over 53,000 Archival Information Packages are stored to date, with thousands more in the queue, ensuring long-term accessibility and usability of cIRcle content for future generations.
Dive into UBC research in cIRcle – from pre-prints and post-prints of journal articles to conference materials, departmental publications, technical reports, lectures, course notes, and much more.