- what proportion of content is deposited or approved/declined by authors and what proportion is deposited/approved/declined by delegates (ie someone "impersonating" the author)?
- usage patterns over time, by department - do some departments interact regularly whilst others batch up work to deal with once or twice a year?
- what proportion of staff in a department have logged in to the CRIS - ever/in the last six months/this month? Are there many known "non-users"?
- proportion of research outputs in a department which have been "harvested" automatically and which have been added manually
What data would a CRIS be looking for from a repository? Perhaps download statistics could be fed back for incorporation in CRIS reports or displayed as part of the author's publication list - ideally not just downloads but some geographical and domain data as well.
Would it be interesting to compare the journal impact factor - often included in a CRIS - with individual paper hits and downloads?
Are there other areas of data exchange that would help improve the service we offer to depositors?