Linking with social media and page translation

June 26, 2012

We have noticed that material on RePEc is used quite heavily on social media, in particular Facebook, Twitter and Delicious. To make it easier, IDEAS now features on every page buttons that allow a user to quickly link with some services. Currently, the following options are available: Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Google+ and Reddit. In addition, there is a button to print and one to email the link.

The code for all this was custom written to avoid using tracking cookies that are common with similar referral services. One consequence is that the email button will only work if an email client is installed on the computer. It will not work with Gmail, Hotmail, and other web-based email services.

In addition, Google Translate has been implemented as well, which should be able to translate any page you your language of choice, even when several languages are present. Of course, only the original version is guaranteed to be accurate. Note that this service uses a tracking cookie, but virtually everyone already has a Google cookie anyway.

EconPapers will soon implement the same features.

RePEc in May 2012

June 4, 2012

We counted in the past month 620,959 file downloads and 2,338,668 abstract views. RePEc has also grown to include now over 1.2 million items. This growth comes in part from the following newly participating archives: Lucius & Lucius Verlag, BI Norwegian Business School, Superintendencia de Pensiones de Chile, Rivista Bancaria, Harvard University (II), University of Tokyo (II), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Université de Liège, Flinders University, Economics for Energy, Central European University, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists, Southern Regional Science Association.

And last month, we passed the following thresholds:
200000000 cumulative abstract views on IDEAS
8000000 references extracted
1200000 research items listed on RePEc
400000 items with citations
100000 articles with JEL codes
5000 identified links from blog posts to research items on RePEc
2000 links from Wikipedia to research items on RePEc