UCL Discovery downloads surpass 2m

The total number of papers, reports and PhD dissertations downloaded from UCL Discovery , the university’s Open Access repository, surpassed 2,000,000 during September 2012.

UCL Discovery, the UK repository with the largest number of records, contains nearly 14,274 records with access to full text; the 2,000,000th to be downloaded was by Professor Richard Blundell (UCL Economics): Labor Supply Models: Unobserved heterogeneity, nonparticipation and dynamics. To mark the event a bottle of champagne was sent to Professor Blundell from the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

Monthly and quarterly statistics on the most downloaded items, as well as downloads by country, are available at UCL Discovery.