[EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Thu May 28 16:19:13 BST 2015

Hi Greg,
In the creator compound field, there’s normally space for name (family, given etc.), and also ‘email’.
This ‘email’ field is actually an id field – and is can be by some functionality as a key to groups things by – e.g. author views or author stats.

So, if the email field is set for some creators, and not for others – and your author stats view is configured to group by creators (rather than creators_name), this *might* explain what you’re seeing?


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Greg Whitney
Sent: 28 May 2015 15:19
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Hi John,

By Author IDs, do you mean Web of Science ResearcherID?? Or another kind of schema??

All our Master’s & PhD thesis’ authors are graduate students, so in most cases, they haven’t written or published any other documents.



From: John Salter [mailto:J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:26 AM
To: 'eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk'
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Another thought:
Do ALL your authors have IDs?
Are the top authors the top authors that have a unique ID, whilst the top-paper-authors don’t have unique IDs?


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Alan.Stiles
Sent: 22 May 2015 16:53
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: 2 IRStats Questions

Hi Greg,
There is the possibility that your top authors have multiple items which have each only been downloaded a lower number of times, but the total of which may be greater than the number of downloads each of your top items has received.
Hope that makes sense?


From: Greg Whitney [mailto:greg.whitney at polymtl.ca]
Sent: 22 May 2015 16:43
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] 2 IRStats Questions


We installed IRStats on our EPrints 3.3.13 test server. The 5 Most Downloaded Items DO NOT correspond with the 5 Top Authors. See attached gif. The TOP 5  counts also vary greatly for both tables.

It is Friday, so maybe I am missing something obvious, but shouldn’t the most downloaded items and top authors be identical. Unless there is another definition for Top Authors??

Thanks! Have a good week-end!

Greg Whitney
Polytechnique Montréal Library

PS – Also, 16 834 downloads for our top PhD thesis seems to be a lot!! Given the rather precise subject of this document. Is there anyway of validating these crunched numbers??

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