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PIRUS2 End of Project Seminar


A seminar covering the PIRUS2 project outcomes, recommendations and next steps

Held on Wednesday 23 February 2011 at 76 Portland Place, London

This seminar reported on the results of PIRUS2, demonstrated some of the important project outcomes, and described the recommendations for standards and future activities based on these outcomes. It also set this 17-month project in the wider context of individual article metrics, with presentations on other relevant projects, and provided a forum for discussion.

The seminar attracted a wide range of attendees, including researchers, research managers, librarians, repository managers, publishers, as well as those involved in the funding of research.


  • Needham, Paul; Shepherd, Peter: Against The Grain, Vol 22, 4, September 2010, p 26-29
    • PIRUS2: Creating a Common Standard for Measuring Online Usage of Individual Articles
  • Gedye, Richard: Serials, Vol 22, 1, March 2009, pp 24-27


  • 7 March 2011, Spring Forum of the University Health & Medical Librarians Group - "Supporting Research Assessment", Royal Society of Medicine, Ross MacIntyre
  • 28 February 2011, University Librarians’ Development Day, University Campus Suffolk, Simon Bevan
  • 16-17 November 2010, Workshop "Open Archives and their significance in the Communication of Science", Uppsala, Sweden, Peter Shepherd and Paul Needham (pre-recorded presentation)
  • November 2010, Charleston Conference, Peter Shepherd
  • 10 November 2010, NFAIS Workshop "Assessing the Usage and Value of Scholarly and Scientific Output: An Overview of Traditional and Emerging Metrics", Philadelphia, Ross MacIntyre
  • 15 September 2010, NISO Webinar "Measuring Use, Assessing Success", Paul Needham
  • 6-8 July 2010, Open Repositories 2010, Madrid: Peter Shepherd
  • 2-6 June 2010 NASIG 2010 Conference, Palm Springs, Ross MacIntyre. Invited talk: 'Industry Initiatives - What You Need to Know' included PIRUS2.
  • 12-14 April 2010, UKSG Annual Conference, Edinburgh: Progress Report on PIRUS2, Peter Shepherd
  • 27 October 2009, ICOLC Europe, Paris : PIRUS2, Peter Shepherd
  • 14 October 2009, JISC Usage Statistics Meeting, Franklin-Wilkins Building (Waterloo), London, Paul Needham

Events attended

  • Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Usage Statistics, Berlin, 29-30 March 2010: Ross MacIntyre, Paul Needham, Peter Shepherd
  • Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Usage Statistics, Göttingen 22 January 2010, Ross MacIntyre
  • Academic Online Resources: Assessment & Usage (external link) conference, Lille, Ross MacIntyre

News releases

PIRUS2 fact sheet

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