The repository map mashup now has over 400 repositories shown, which between them hold over 4 million items! Because of the number of repositories, the icons used to display them have had to be shrunk to fit them all on!
The traffic to the site continues to grow, as do the number of links to the site:
- The University of ‘Lyon 2′ has written an article about the maps entitled ‘Lyon 2 est sur la carte‘ (Lyon 2 is on the map). An English translation is available.
- OpenDOAR have now officially launched their API, and use the repository map mashup as an example of the API in use.
- In a Japanese-language ‘Current Awareness Portal‘ there is a blog entry about the maps.
- Peter Suber’s ‘Open Access News‘ blog once again mentions the maps, and the interface available for users to position, or re-position their repositories.
- http://openaccess.uib.no/ mentions the maps as ‘Ny oversikt over publiseringsarkiv’ (New overview of publications archive).
- http://www.librariansworld.com/ includes a page about the maps.
It appears that the repository map mashup site is attracting plenty of blogging activity (always a good sign!).
- First up – the well-known Open Access News Blog by Peter Suber. The entry talks about the new OpenDOAR API and how this could be used to create mashups and goes on to say ““. See the full blog post: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2007_03_18…
- Next up is Richard Jones’ blog post Repository 66 and the Google Map Adventure
- Another post comes from the EPrints team at Southampton University: http://trac.eprints.org/projects/iar/wiki/Export
- Charles W. Bailey, Jr. in his much-read DigitalKoans blog writes about the maps: Repository 66: OA Digital Repository Map Mashup
- David Prosser from SPARC Europe has written about the maps in the site’s “What’s New” section.
- The pintini blog has a French entry about the maps entitled Sur la routes des DI.
- A Japanese language blog points to the maps: http://b.hatena.ne.jp/entry/http://maps.repository66.org/
- Finally, plenty of traffic is coming via del.icio.us where it was first tagged by JISC’s Amber Thomas (thanks Amber!) and now by others. See: http://del.icio.us/url/a09… for details.
Just in case you wondered, the data was collected by Google’s Web Analytics system – another great service from Google!