How does CORE see my repository?


Since we first made CORE public, we've had a number of repository managers ask if we are harvesting their particular repository data. We've also sometimes come across issues harvesting content that we want to feedback to the repository manager (or other relevant staff). In order to be able to answer such questions, and to be transparent about what CORE is doing - what we have harvested, where we have encountered problems etc. we've now released a 'Repository Analytics' dashboard.

This dashboard lists all the repositories we are currently harvesting, lists the number of metadata and full-text PDFs we have successfully harvested, and makes available the logs of our harvesting activity for more detailed information for troubleshooting.

The dashboard is very much in 'beta' at the moment, and although we expect most figures on their to be accurate in terms of what CORE has done, there may sometimes be oddities and issues, and inaccuracies, that we need to work through. We would really like feedback on the dashboard in general, and of course we want to know about any inaccuracies in our data. Where there are problems we would also like to work with repository managers to resolve them.

To access the dashboard, please visit On the first screen you can see some overview information - ticks and crosses indicating success or otherwise of our attempts to harvest metadata and content. If you mouse-over the icon you'll get a record count. Because we don't always know how many records/documents there are to harvest you can sometimes get a green tick when only a tiny fraction of your content has been harvested - so generally a tick means more that there were no obvious technical issues.

If you have feedback, please add it to this post in the comments (you can add comments at


notice you are using the old url for our repository:
While this should redirect to, are you able to update your records to use the new url instead?

PS is there an email address we can use for these things?


our repository is fairly new and that maybe why it does not appear, would you be able to add it please? It's at


Hmm, wonder why UEA's data isn't being picked up - can you point me to anything we need to do to make this happen?

Chris - we've updated the record and now harvesting successfully.
Andrew - thanks for letting us know, we'll get it added asap
Rachel - I'm investigating - normally you should be able to see the log files to give some clues as to what has failed, but they aren't displaying for some reason.

Looking at the list I notice the Hull details need updating. We have moved from eDocs to Hydra very recently, and the new harvest point is at


Our repository also quite new, please could it be added?

Many thanks,


Hi, Birkbeck eprints is now Birkbeck Institutional Repository Online - BIROn, could the name be changed please?
Also, could you explain what is meant by the unsuccessful indexing status - and what we can do to fix it?



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