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Very brief frame for a discussion of Institutional Repositories, origiinally used at the 2007 WESLINE (ACLAIIR/FSLG/ISLG) joint colloquium, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of …

Very brief frame for a discussion of Institutional Repositories, origiinally used at the 2007 WESLINE (ACLAIIR/FSLG/ISLG) joint colloquium, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, September 2007

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  • First of all I'd like to find out a few things about you * Who among you is associated with an institution that has an institutional repository? * Who among you uses or has used material from an institutional repository? * Who among you has deposited articles or other objects in an institutional repository?

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  • 1. Institutional repositories a bluffer’s guide
  • 2. Academic libraries and archives
    • Cataloguing
      • Computerised catalogue databases (e.g. OPACS)
      • Networked catalogue query protocols (e.g. Z39.50)
    • Digital object storage
      • Document and records management systems
      • Digital object repositories and archives (e.g. JSTOR)
  • 3. Institutional repositories (IRs)
    • Capture, manage and preserve institutional output
      • Scholarly output
        • Theses
        • Dissertations
        • Peer-reviewed articles
        • Research
        • Datasets
      • Study materials
      • Administrative records
    • Web access to public content
  • 4. Open access
    • Research councils policy:
    • The AHRC requires that funded researchers:
      • ensure deposit of a copy of any resultant articles published in journals or conference proceedings in appropriate repository
      • wherever possible, ensure deposit of the bibliographical metadata relating to such articles, including a link to the publisher’s website, at or around the time of publication
    • http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/access/
  • 5. IRs: discovery and access
    • Searching: metadata and full-text
    • Google Scholar
    • Strategic initiatives, e.g.
      • OAIster: “An Academic Hotbot” (2003)
      • OpenDOAR (2005 - JISC)
    • Custom integration initiatives
      • By region (e.g. White Rose - Yorkshire)
      • By subject/discipline
      • By other class (e.g. Ethos - theses online)
  • 6. IRs and other web applications
    • Integration with other applications using web platform and standards
      • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
      • Virtual Research Environments (VREs) and workspaces
      • Social and academic bookmarking (e.g. Del.icio.us, Cite-U-Like)
      • Social networking (e.g. Facebook, blogging)
  • 7. Things you can do with IRs
    • Browse catalogue by date, subject, author, title, etc.
    • Search using simple or advanced forms
    • Get automated notification of new accessions by email or newsfeed (RSS)
    • Share links/objects among research team or study group
    • Manage references, bibliographies, citations
     Produce statistics for RAE
  • 8. Some references
    • UniversitiesUK, Publishing research results: the challenges of open access (2007)
    • Research Councils UK , http://www. rcuk .ac.uk/access/
    • Advice and support
    • SHERPA (advice and support) : http://www.sherpa.ac. uk
    • JISC Digital Repositories Programme: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_digital_repositories.aspx
    • Server software (Free/open source)
    • Dspace (MIT/HP) http://www. dspace .org
    • Eprints (Soton) http://www. eprints .org
  • 9. End Richard Davis University of London Computer Centre [email_address]