Since the webometrics’ (the Ranking Web of Repositories) university and institutional repository (IR) rankings back in April 2010, cIRcle has continued to be a growing force in the Open Access movement among its national and international contemporaries.

It boasts over 41,000 full-text items, indexed by Google, Google Scholar and other web search engines and is accessed from far-flung corners of the world. The breadth of scholarly materials ranges from conference and workshop papers to journal articles, technical reports, graduating and honours essays to current and historical theses and dissertations, books, webcasts, podcasts, learning objects, and more.

By the numbers, here is a snapshot of cIRcle according to webometrics:

@ In the world ranking of *all* repositories, cIRcle is ranked at number 53 as seen at: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/world

@ In the world ranking of all *institutional* repositories, cIRcle is ranked at number 44 as listed at: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/top_Inst

@ Ranked at 1st in Canada (followed by the University of Toronto (T-Space) in 2nd place and York University (YorkSpace) in 3rd place according to webometrics shown at:http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/North_america/Canada

To learn more about cIRcle such as, “What is cIRcle?”, “Why use cIRcle?”, “Who’s contributing to cIRcle?” and how you can get involved with cIRcle, visit cIRcle at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/about-circle/.

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UBC faculty, students, staff and invited guests participate in the open access movement by showcasing their scholarly research during Open UBC (formerly Open Access Week) held annually at UBC Vancouver and at UBC Okanagan. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Open UBC 2012 event schedule!

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