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Edinburgh Research Archive March 2021

March saw a record number of downloads for ERA, with a 10% increase on the previous best of May 2020 and a 27% increase on the then-record of March last year.

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March also saw a record number of unique items downloaded, albeit just 200 up on the previous best from January. 

The total downloads so far this year has seen a 40,000 increase over last year, the number of unique items downloaded this year is 1.0% higher than 2020, and the percentage of the total stock that has been downloaded has passed the 50% mark within 3 months for the first time. 

- Michael Logan, Scholarly Communications Team