Set up process
Step 1: Implement the tracker with test endpoint
This may be as simple as asking your repository software provider or changing a setting. See our Implement tracker page for details. The IRUS team will let you know the test endpoint if needed.
Once this is done, contact the IRUS helpdesk to let us know.
Step 2: Ensure we are receiving valid tracker messages
The IRUS team will verify that we are successfully receiving valid messages. We will liaise with you or your software provider if there any issues.
Step 3: Switch to production endpoint and let us know
Once we have confirmed the messages look good, you can start sending to one of our production endpoints. We will tell you what this is. Let us know when this has been done.
Step 4: Metadata harvesting
Item metadata (i.e. title, authors, item types etc.) isn't sent in the tracker messages but gathered later as part of the ingest process. Our preferred method is an OAI interface, but we can also work with other solutions where we can request metadata using a unique identifier (additional fee may apply).
Step 5: Process data into statistics
We start processing your data into statistics as part of our normal daily and monthly processing. Daily stats will start appearing in IRUS after 3 days. For our standard monthly reports, these will appear within the first week of the following month.