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Supporting research with open services at the British Library, Sara Gould, OpenCon Oxford 2019


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Talk on Supporting research with open services at the British Library by Sara Gould, Repository Services Lead, Research Services, The British Library. Presented at OpenCon Oxford, 6th December 2019.

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Supporting research with open services at the British Library, Sara Gould, OpenCon Oxford 2019

  1. 1. Supporting research with open services at the British Library Oxford OpenCon, 6 Dec 2019 Sara Gould, Repository Services Lead
  2. 2. British Library research British Library research outputs:
  3. 3. British Library research • Exhibitions • Collections-based research • Assess & interpret new collection items • Preservation & conservation • Big data e.g. Living with Machines • Library infrastructure – metadata, data exchange, scholarly comms, web archiving 3
  4. 4. Open deposit policy for staff • Wider accessibility of publicly-funded research, combined with flexible re-use conditions, will raise the social, economic and cultural impact of UK research • Requires staff to make research openly available • ORCiD identifier is encouraged 4
  5. 5. British Library research repository
  6. 6. 6
  7. 7. EThOS e-theses service
  8. 8. All theses by date
  9. 9. Recent years, by date
  10. 10. Full text theses
  11. 11. - open datasets
  12. 12. British Library Journal
  13. 13. British Library’s research repository
  14. 14. Repository content: exhibitions 16
  15. 15. Repository aims • Make Library’s research more discoverable • Promote the research undertaken by Library staff • Improve the research profile of individual staff • Supports BL Open Access policy • A place to put your research outputs • Meet funder requirements • Further collaboration and potential funding opportunities
  16. 16. BL is an Independent Research Organisation
  17. 17. Shared Research Repository: pilot partners National Museums Scotland Tate British Museum Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  18. 18. Shared research repository
  19. 19. Tate case study: potential repository content This is a very rough estimate of research outputs produced by Tate or authored by Tate staff in the last 15 years. Journal articles 442 Magazine articles 500 Blog articles 28 Books 364 Video recordings 80 Audio recordings 2,500 Exhibition items 1,000 Total c. 5,000
  20. 20. Tate: what the repository can help with... • It allows for: • rich metadata • versioning • link to other datasets • link to publications • link to projects • acknowledgment of multiple funders • different degrees of accessibility (e.g. private, institutional, embargoed) • publishing rich metadata-only records (e.g. files on request)
  21. 21. EThOS: Shared repository: Open data: Repository services: Sara Gould: 25