Research4Justice has been online for nearly two months and we have recently had news releases and updates through the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) and Staffordshire University website.
It is fantastic to see our Justice Toolkit featuring as the second most frequently accessed page and of the resources listed the CSFS and College of Policing are most frequently accessed at present. It is also excellent to see that the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin was also accessed by two members of the community. We would love to receive testimonials from all of our users by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your experiences with new members of the community and help us identify areas of strength and improvement.
Website usage data continues to demonstrate international reach, although in July this was mainly within Europe.
There are clearly new and returning visitors looking to find out about the project, our community and the resources on offer as well as some increasing interest in the collections (subject areas) that the forthcoming research repository will host. It is interesting that most visitors have used search engines and social media to access our website so far and very promising to see that there is interest in Research4Justice sponsorship and how organisations can help us create a sustainable future for this initiative.
Although website activity and number of new Twitter followers (now 169) has slowed in July, this was expected after our initial launch in June. Reduced activity is likely to result from our reduced social media presence and the current holiday period, but demonstrates the need and importance of maintaining a visible and active online presence.
Please help us continue to spread the word about Research4Justice using #Research4Justice and @Res4Just on social media, posting links to our pages/posts on your websites and citing us in any forthcoming articles or blog posts.
Look forward to updating you on the repository developments soon.