Repository is an electronic archive of Tomsk Polytechnic University which has demonstrated a good dynamics in the Webometrics Ranking Web of Repositories. According to the latest release, TPU Repository moved to the 650th place in the world’s rankings, the growth made up 272 points. This is the fifth line among Russian universities. To say more, TPU Repository is a young project which was launched in 2015. Its objective is to make research works of scientists and students accessible.
The ranking is published twice a year. For the first time, TPU ranked 1,737 in mid-2016. In early 2017, the University reached the 922nd place, in July 2017 – 650th. Thus, for one and a half year the electronic archive of TPU has risen by more than 1,000 points.
‘The most important result for us was the fact that the university’s electronic archive took the 75th place in the world on the indicator Scholar among 2,372 participants.
Google Scholar searches only scholarly files and eliminates non-original documents and patents. All this proves a high quality of the electronic archive documents. The archive allows increasing the visibility and citations of authors in the academic community and as a result of the university as a whole,’ says Konstantin Kvasnikov, the Head of TPU Informatization Division.
Currently TPU Repository contains almost 40,000 files in three sections: Science (31,723 files), Education (7,541 files), University Life (473 files). Since 2016, all the graduate works of the university students have been also downloaded into the archive.