Running a repository on a shoestring Margaret Feetham Deputy University Librarian (Information Services and Systems) 27 Ja...
Background  <ul><li>TQEF funding 2008 –Eprints repository built by ECS </li></ul><ul><li>Went live 2009 with self archivin...
Challenges  <ul><li>Difficulties in securing support / funding </li></ul><ul><li>Support by academic staff does not conver...
Self/mediated deposit  <ul><li>Adoption by university research centres </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption by key advocates in Facu...
University’s internal RES audit  <ul><li>Annual research, enterprise and scholarship audit </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to enc...
REF2014  <ul><li>University’s submission offers opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Eprints REF pluglet </li></ul><ul><li>Data...
Gains for the university  <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to research audits  </li></ul><ul><li>  Central archiving...
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  • No mandate which would make huge difference Over 1,500 items C23. Number of complete works held in the institutional repository, available externally 392 C23a. Number of complete works held in the institutional repository for internal access only 695 C23b. Total number of complete works held in the institutional repository = C23 + C23a 1087 C24. Number of items held in the institutional repository as bibliographic records only 446 C25. Total number of items held in the institutional repository = C23b + C24 1533
  • Softly softly catchy monkey Data - We do try and spot check obvious mistakes but dependent on staff time Staff actually quite conservative re copyright – try and persuade to do pre-publish deposit and stick to bib data Think scared academics and own staff re copyright so own staff not as confident advocates as would hope
  • Projects – very successful and popular
  • Running a repository on a shoestring

    1. 1. Running a repository on a shoestring Margaret Feetham Deputy University Librarian (Information Services and Systems) 27 January 2012
    2. 2. Background <ul><li>TQEF funding 2008 –Eprints repository built by ECS </li></ul><ul><li>Went live 2009 with self archiving/unmediated deposit </li></ul><ul><li>Seeded with RAE data </li></ul><ul><li>Uploaded university projects/theses </li></ul>
    3. 3. Challenges <ul><li>Difficulties in securing support / funding </li></ul><ul><li>Support by academic staff does not convert to deposits </li></ul><ul><li>Self deposit – inconsistency of data entry and caution over copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of confidence re advocacy amongst Library staff </li></ul>
    4. 4. Self/mediated deposit <ul><li>Adoption by university research centres </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption by key advocates in Faculties/Services </li></ul><ul><li>Repository for undergraduate projects/ masters and PhD theses </li></ul><ul><li>Repository for university publications </li></ul>
    5. 5. University’s internal RES audit <ul><li>Annual research, enterprise and scholarship audit </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to encourage people to upload to SEA as part of process and provide link </li></ul><ul><li>Adding data from RES spread sheet – but unstructured! </li></ul>
    6. 6. REF2014 <ul><li>University’s submission offers opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Eprints REF pluglet </li></ul><ul><li>Data download of input </li></ul>
    7. 7. Gains for the university <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to research audits </li></ul><ul><li>  Central archiving and record of university research </li></ul><ul><li>Increased/improved retrieval of information </li></ul><ul><li>Secure location for student theses </li></ul>ry
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