The University of Texas at Austin Digital Repository has been ranked #50 in the Ranking Web of World Repositories’ list of the top 400 institutional repositories in the world. UT Austin is a founding member of the TDL.
The Ranking Web of World Repositories is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group that is part of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. The group creates the rankings, which reflect the impact of online scholarship, with the intention of supporting Open Access to research. The rankings are based on metrics such as the size and visibility (i.e. the number of external links received) of each repository.
The UT Digital Repository launched in September of 2008. It holds collections of conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, works of faculty scholarship, and documents related to community engagement and service, as well as other special collections.
Two Texas Digital Library-hosted repositories made the list of the top 400 institutional repositories: the Texas A&M University repository (#266) and the Texas Digital Library Federated Repository (#281). The repository of Texas State University (a TDL member) is ranked at #278.
Among its suite of digital services, the TDL hosts DSpace institutional repositories for its members and provides training and other technical support services for IRs. For more about the TDL Institutional Repository service, please visit the TDL website.