Great usage of the ERC collection in Asian countries

As part of the ERC-OAPEN-2019 project, we have developed a new dashboard for all our stakeholders. This new usage analytics dashboard helps libraries, publishers and funders and the researchers they serve, to gain further insights into the usage of open access books and enables them to easily run and download reports.

The entire OAPEN collection of over 23,000 open access books and chapters is monitored in the dashboard, but here we’re zooming in on the usage of the ERC collection, currently comprising 463 titles.

A worldwide overview of the number of number of downloads in the year prior to this month (June 2021 – May 2022) shows us that, while the first two countries with the most downloads are the United States and the United Kingdom, there is also an impressive uptake in Asian countries, with over 19,000 downloads in India and over 13,000 in the Philippines as can be seen in the map below.

Global usage ERC collection