In January 2016, ARROW@DIT had 83366 full-text downloads and 58 new submissions bringing the total works in the repository to 8962. DIT scholarship was read by 5880 institutions across 193 countries.
The most popular papers were:
An Introduction to Taking Off Building Quantities: an Irish Approach (3012 downloads)
The Effects of Terrorism on the Travel and Tourism Industry (1504 downloads)
Structural Equation Modelling: Guidelines for Determining Model Fit (1398 downloads)
The most popular categories of publications were:
School of Survey & Construction Management
Other Resources (9165 downloads) http://arrow.dit.ie/beschreoth
School of Electric and Electronic Engineering
Conference papers (2644 downloads) http://arrow.dit.ie/engscheleart
School of Food Science & Environmental Health
Articles (2360 downloads) http://arrow.dit.ie/schfsehart
Digital Commons Network
Arrow is part of the Digital Commons Network of Institutional Repositories (456 university repositories) which can now be crossed searched and browsed by subject. They have grouped all of the content of all the repositories into areas of interest and these are called Commons for eg. The Engineering Commons or the Business Commons. Popularity is determined by the number of downloads per author or institution in these areas.