Bluffer's Guide to Institutional Repositories

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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 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?
  • Bluffer's Guide to Institutional Repositories

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

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