University of Derby UDORA Briefing Day
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University of Derby UDORA Briefing Day



Claire Bundy of Open Repository presented at the University of Derby's UDORA briefing day, discussing what a repository is and their benefits to institutions and researchers.

Claire Bundy of Open Repository presented at the University of Derby's UDORA briefing day, discussing what a repository is and their benefits to institutions and researchers.



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  • Or a hub for collecting and preserving the intellectual output of an institute in digital form – open source software is in a way open access development what gets put into the community can also be taken out and used by the community also allowing for the increased development of the repository platformsThey can store – index – distribute and preserve output for the next generations
  • BioMed Central developed the concept of Open Repository in the summer of 2004. As a pioneer of the open access movement BioMed Central identified the demand within the community for a repository service and Open Repository was launched.Using the open source software DSpace, Open Repository manages and maintains all the content contained within client repositories ensuring greater visibility for organizations and allows administrators time and freedom to concentrate on populating the repository.Our community is within many different markets 
  • GREATER – IR’s being used as an internal collaboration tool for researchers via IR’s enhanced researcher pagesAUDITS - More inst looking at IR’s to fulfil this needTAXPAYERS – mandatesGAIN ACCESS – previously stored internally
  • There are two main communities, the research community and the E Theses community. Potentially other communities can be established if required, e.g. a closed community for Faculties & Schools, Derby Conference

University of Derby UDORA Briefing Day University of Derby UDORA Briefing Day Presentation Transcript

  • UDORA Briefing Day12th January 2011
    Claire Bundy
    Open Repository Specialist
  • BioMed Central – Who Are We?
    • BioMed Central is the open access publisher
    • Launched in 1999 - We pioneered the open access movement
    • The world’s largest publisher of STM open access peer-reviewed journals
    • We provide immediate barrier-free access to 207 journals, 20 tracked by ISI and 77 with Impact Factors
    • 307 member institutes in 39 countries
    • Open Repository
  • What is a Repository?
    • Open access digital archive on open source software
    • A managed, persistent way of making research, learning and teaching content with continuing value discoverable and accessible
    • Repositories can be subject or institutional in their focus
    • Putting content into an institutional repository enables staff and institutions to manage and preserve it, and therefore derive maximum value from it
    • A repository can support research, learning, and administrative processes. They are commonly used for open access research outputs.
  • Why you may need a repository
    • Centralized solution for institute’s output
    • To comply with funding agencies
    • To raise profile of intellectual output and maximize global visibility for your institution
    • Maximize the dissemination of research and to collect content in a single location
    • To store and preserve other institutional digital assets, including unpublished or otherwise easily lost ("grey") literature (e.g., theses or technical reports)
    • Persistent access & unique identifiers = Long-term preservation
  • Institutional Repositories can be used for:
    • Scholarly communication
    • Storing learning materials and coursework
    • Managing collections of research documents
    • Preserving digital materials for the long term
    • Knowledge management
    • Electronic publishing
    • Research assessment exercise
    • Collaboration tool
  • What is
    • Launched in 2004 by the open access specialists
    • A hosted solution for building and maintaining customized DSpace repositories
    • Simplest & quickest way for institutes to own a repository
    • Enables organizations to collect, showcase and preserve scholarly output without any expertise needed by the institute
    • Stores a variety of document types for internal material (dark archives) as well as publicly available documents
  • Benefits Of An Institutional Repository
    For researchers
    • Showcase your institute’s output
    • Increases citation for authors
    • 24 hour access
    • Life’s work in one location
    • To satisfy funder mandates
    For librarians
    • Provides new ways for archiving & preserving valuable work
    • Time-saving and cost-effective
    • Helps to identify trends
    • Reduce duplication of records
  • More Benefits
    For the institute
    • An institutional repository is an effective marketing tool
    • Increases the visibility, reputation and prestige
    • Greater interdisciplinary research
    • Enhanced funding
    • Facilitates gathering data such as publications for audits/assessments
    For the global community
    • Free access of scholarly information
    • Taxpayers fund a large amount of scientific research
    • Developing countries
    • Increase public knowledge
    • Gain access to a wide variety of materials
  • Thank you for your time! 203 192 2218
    The institutional repository service
    from BioMed Central