Researchers at UCD


Joseph Greene

Assistant Librarian, Research Services

James Joyce Library Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167398


Joseph received an MLIS in 2005 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He worked in East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries for three years before moving to Ireland and working with the Irish Viritual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) at University College Dublin. Joseph became UCD's systems librarian in 2008. He has been responsible for the UCD institutional repository since 2008 and completed a diploma in project management in 2009.




Association: COUNTER Project, Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources, Function/Role: Member, Technical Advisory Group
Association: RIAN, the Irish network of open access institutional repositories, Function/Role: Member, Technical Support Group and new joiners liaison


Year 2009 Institution: Dublin Business School
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Project Management
Year 2005 Institution: Louisiana State University. USA
Qualification: MLIS Subject:
Year 2002 Institution: Louisiana State University. USA
Qualification: BA Subject:



Peer Reviewed Journals

Greene, Joseph (2016) 'Web robot detection in scholarly Open Access institutional repositories'. Library Hi Tech, 34 (3):500-520. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Greene, Joseph (2010) 'Project management and institutional repositories: a case study at University College Dublin Library'. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16 (Supplement 1 2010):98-115. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]

Conference Publications

Greene, Joseph (2016) #iCanHazRobot?: improved robot detection for IR usage statistics Open Repositories (OR2016) Dublin, , 13-JUN-16 - 16-SEP-16 Available Online [Details]
Greene, Joseph (2016) How Accurate are IR Usage Statistics? Open Repositories (OR2016) Dublin, , 13-JUN-16 - 16-JUN-16 Available Online [Details]
Greene, Joseph (2015) Robot Hunter, or, precisely what I thought I wouldn't be doing when I became a librarian Irish Consortium of National and University Libraries Annual Conference Available Online [Details]
Greene, Joseph (2013) Gender, Sexuality and Feminism: Lessons in starting an Open Access journal LIR HEAnet Group Annual Seminar, 2013 Dublin, Ireland, Available Online [Details]
Greene, Joseph (2009) The right to Open Access: obtaining copyright for institutional repositories in Ireland and abroad The Irish Universities Information Services Colloquium (IUISC), 2009 Available Online [Details]


Research Interests

I am primarily interested in open access to scholarly and scientific publications and grey literature. I am currently undertaking research on the effect of making publications open access on citations (the open access citation advantage), the effects of web robots on open repository usage statistics and strategies for managing web robot traffic.

Outside of my professional research I study phenomenology, mainly Jean-Luc Marion's concepts of givenness, saturated phenomena and the adonné, in addition to Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. I also have a keen interest in the writings of James Joyce.