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    Managing research, managing repositories Managing research, managing repositories Presentation Transcript

    • 25th February 2011
      Presenter or main title…
      Managing research,
      managing repositories.
      Session Title or subtitle…
      Josh BrownResearch Information Management and Scholarly Communications
    • JISC and repositories in the UK:
      147+ repositories in the UK
      JISC has invested millions in:
      Preservation tools
      National support and guidance
      Funding has reflected the importance of the repository network to the sector and to the digital infrastructure vision
      Aim has always been to help repositories reach a critical mass
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    • Do you consider that JISC has helped your repository to develop in any way?
      Yes 22
      No 2
      Don’t Know 1
      Most reported that JISC had either funded the development of their repository or had supported their work via, for example, the Repository Support Project
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    • Current focus is on addressing specific issues such as:
      Deposit – DepositMo, DURA, RePosit, Kultivate and, SWORD, OARJ, Sonex
      Shared services – refining, consolidating and identifying new requirements, we have a number of shared services in this area – e.g. SHERPA RoMEO, OpenDOAR
      Take-up and embedding/integration – 6 projects. Also producing a guide to integration and embedding.
      National and International collaboration – possible joint strategy development for repository infrastructure (Research Councils, UKCoRR, PubMed Central), Knowledge Exchange Groups, COAR, openAIRE
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    • Repositories are a central part of the emerging Research Information Management infrastructure
      Research council SSC
      MRC e-Val and ESRC Society Today
      Interactions with CRIS systems
      REF reporting
      Funder and institutional mandate compliance
      Role to play as key stores for impact evidence, research data
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    • Borne out by the role repositories play in JISC research info projects:
      Enquire (Glasgow): recording impact evidence in Eprints
      MICE (KCL/St Andrews/Goldsmiths): extending CERIF4REF schema to include impact evidence, exporting from repositories
      BRIM (Huddersfield): linked repositories to HR data to disambiguate authors
      CRISPool (St Andrews/Glasgow/Edinburgh): pooled publication and staff info from partners in a research pool
      BRUCE (Brunel/St George’s): Drawing together data from across the institution to create a data warehouse for a range of reporting purposes
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    • Where are these projects heading?
      Improved reporting, both internal (business intelligence) and external (HESA, REF...)
      Greater collaboration across the sector
      5 projects, 8 partners
      4 projects, 17 partners
      Greater involvement with funders: RCs, HEFCE
      Greater involvement with private companies in developing a shared infrastructure: Atira, Symplectic, Thomson Reuters
      Easier collaboration, easier integration
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    • These developments offer :
      Enhanced partnerships for repositories, new communities for repository managers
      Diversified roles for the repository
      Repository managers the chance to extend their expertise
      Wider, stronger community of practice
      The challenges are significant also.
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    • Challenges for repositories:
      Building content
      Integrating with other campus systems
      Keeping OA on the agenda
      Fighting for resources (cash, technical, staff)
      Changing workflows
      Multiplying standards and initiatives
      Scalability – more uses = more demands
      Maintaining the identity and value of the repository in a new landscape
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    • Challenges for JISC...
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    • 04/03/2011| Slide 11
      JISC Budget 2010-11
    • Challenges for JISC...
      How can we continue to support the repository community?
      Infrastructure development has moved on from repositories
      BUT infrastructure depends on repositories...
      Demands on repositories will continue to grow:
      More services
      More integration
      More competition for resources
      The solutions are not obvious, but we have some ideas.
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    • Repositories as partners:
      Research information management depends on the repository community
      Repository managers have the skills and experience we need
      Repositories in the policy landscape
      Reinforces the value of the Open agenda
      Puts the focus on content
      Relies on the accruing evidence
      Central to the work of the Open Access Implementation Group
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    • So, questions FOR the audience:
      What do you think would be the most valuable policies JISC could support?
      What do you see as the priority concerns for your repository in the next few years?
      How do you see the landscape in three to five years time?
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    • Thank you for listening, and thanks for your ideas.
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