The resulting increase in the size of the repository had a temporary impact on downloads per item, which dropped briefly to an average of ten per item per month, but rapidly returned to the 2014 average of 15 downloads per item per month and at the time of writing (April 2016) is continuing to rise.
Users come into the site from across the globe, with Western countries and others with large economies dominating.
Qualitative information to complement the statistics was obtained by carrying out three focus groups at the LSE, with undergraduates, postgraduates and librarians respectively, and by means of four semi-structured telephone calls with LSE academics working in different disciplines. The decision was made to digitize theses from 2010-11 ‘backwards’ to the early 1990s.
Authors were contacted and told they could opt out if they wished; only 14 chose to do so.
A new report on the state of media pluralism in Europe has been released by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF).
The report (available here) covers all 28 EU member states, in addition to two candidate countries, …Five take-down requests were received and complied with immediately. (See Figure .) The fast expansion of the number of theses available led to an immediate impact on downloads.The inescapable conclusion was that a higher volume of available theses attracts much more traffic.Continue reading I have recently contributed to an expert consultation on media diversity in South Korea.The consultation, launched by Professor Kyung-sin Park and commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of South Korea, focussed on how and whether online intermediaries should be taken …Continue reading Presentazione pubblicata su – 19 febbraio 2013 Non è una novità che l’informazione in Italia sia in mano a pochi gruppi editoriali. Continue reading Pubblicato su – 1 agosto 2012 A un anno di distanza dal phone-hacking scandal, lo scandalo delle intercettazioni che ha scosso l’opinione pubblica inglese portando alla chiusura del giornale News of the World, continua nel Regno Unito il dibattito … Continue reading My dissertation on “Measuring media pluralism in the convergence era.Ma quanto pesano questi gruppi nel mercato dell’informazione? Continue reading Published on LSE Media Policy Blog – 24 July, 2012 As the fourth part of the Leveson Inquiry concludes, the debate on press and media regulation in the UK will now focus on future policy changes. Continue reading New policy brief on media plurality, co-authored with Rachel Craufurd Smith and Damian Tambini, published online by the LSE: Craufurd Smith, Rachel, Tambini, Damian and Morisi, Davide (2012) Regulating media plurality and media power in the 21st century. The case of News Corporation’s proposed aquisition of British Sky Broadcasting” has been published among the best dissertations of the Media and Communication Department of the London School of Economics. Continue reading On 5 January 2012 Ofcom, the Uk media regulator, published the responses to its consultation on measuring media plurality.The entry point for around 80% of users remained constant, with Google dominant in directing traffic.The decline in traffic share from the LSE’s own website suggests that the LSE could probably do more to promote the thesis collection on its website.My response appears among the 30 documents Ofcom receveid on this specific issue and it’s available here. This study tests the assertion that the online dissemination of theses has a positive impact on the research profile of the institution and sets out to gain a greater understanding of how digital theses fit into the scholarly resources landscape.