T-space and Scholarly Communication

Have you recently submitted your thesis to T-space? After convocation, your submission will be publicly available and searchable via Google and other search engines. This means more opportunities for your academic work to be found, read, and cited by the research community!

Here are a few highlights from the 2010 usage statistics for T-Space:

  • By the end of 2010, T-Space housed a total of 25,941 items
  • 17.6% of total T-Space use was initiated through University of Toronto IP addresses
  • Canadian users generated 31% of all item requests (with the US, Europe, China, and India following)
  • Users from more than 216 countries accessed materials via T-Space in 2010
  • Michael Malloy’s master’s thesis, Models for Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems, got 5,322 downloads, making it the most heavily accessed work in T-space
  • Professor Emeritus Linda Hutcheon’s Histographic Metafiction: Parody and the Intertextuality of History, came in a close second with 5,303 downloads
  • Joseph Il-Tae Kim’s master’s thesis, Numerical Investigation of the Performance Characteristics of the Inductively Coupled Plasma Generators, garnered the most hits with 19,937 total views
  • 61.5% of all T-Space traffic was generated via search engines with 93.3% initiated via Google

T-space, the University of Toronto’s Research Repository, showcases and preserves the scholarly work of U of T community. The service, an initiative of the University of Toronto Library, aims to promote the dissemination of knowledge and improve research communication within and beyond the University of Toronto. Access T-Space at: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/

About Jenaya Webb

Public Services Librarian, OISE Library
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