Roar Presentation To School Of Psychology


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Roar Presentation To School Of Psychology

  1. 1. What is it? Why should I use it? How do I use it? Rachel Graham (Research Services Librarian) email : tel : 0208 223 6466
  2. 2. What is roar? <ul><li>roar is UEL’s institutional repository – </li></ul><ul><li>a place to store and preserve intellectual assets </li></ul><ul><li>a catalogue of research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>a locus for individuals to manage, disseminate and share scholarly work </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most of our rival institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to exist by research councils </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions without active repositories will stand out - for the wrong reasons… </li></ul>Who else has an institutional repository?
  4. 4. What’s happening internationally? I will soon form a US Public Access Policy (10/12/2009* ) advise me please… * … Harvard advises manuscript deposit in an open access repository!
  5. 5. Why should I use roar ? 1) Visibility : articles made freely available are more likely to be cited <ul><li>the more online full text = more chance of discovery and citation </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines favour OAI-repository material </li></ul><ul><li>a showcase for School of Psychology research </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Google effect: what difference can repositories make to your research visibility? <ul><li>Southampton University – ranked 25 th in the World, 3 rd in the UK </li></ul>
  7. 7. UEL Psychology staff are already using roar to increase the visibility of their work…. <ul><li>roar result comes up first (especially for smaller publishers) </li></ul><ul><li>roar result appears above personal webpages </li></ul>
  8. 8. … ..And that of their colleagues! <ul><li>roar can provide sublinks to your other deposited work – showcasing the whole department </li></ul><ul><li>roar results appear ahead of some larger publishers *official* pages </li></ul><ul><li>roar results appear ahead of personal webpages </li></ul>
  9. 9. … worldwide!!
  10. 10. roar and the REF <ul><li>Implications for the School of Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Citation data relating to submitted outputs will be provided to panels to inform expert review in UOAs covering the medical, health, biological and physical sciences, psychology , engineering and computer science.” </li></ul><ul><li>HEFCE (2009) ‘Research Excellence Framework: Second consultation on the assessment and funding of research’ September 2009/38 pp 11 available online at: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why should I use roar ? 2) Accessibility : research archives mean research sharing is faster <ul><li>No subscription barriers for users </li></ul><ul><li>Depositing work in roar can help you comply with funding requirements </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a free route to Open Access </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why should I use roar ? 3) Preservation : archiving of material ensures longevity of research <ul><li>roar provides a permanent URL </li></ul><ul><li>A managed environment </li></ul><ul><li>10 years access guaranteed </li></ul>
  13. 13. What can I deposit? <ul><li>We will deposit the most authoritative version permitted by your publisher (eg: IEEE permit deposit of final PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>What are post-prints and pre-prints? (please see: ) </li></ul><ul><li>Coversheets and metadata indicate the item type and provide a link through the final published version </li></ul><ul><li>Our collection policy is flexible </li></ul>
  14. 14. What about copyright? <ul><li>You retain all intellectual property rights over your work </li></ul><ul><li>We always check copyright permissions on your behalf </li></ul><ul><li>64% of publishers and 90% of journals allow post-print archiving ( ) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Berners-Lee, T., De Roure, D., Harnad, S. and Shadbolt, N. (2005) Journal publishing and author self-archiving: Peaceful Co-Existence and Fruitful Collaboration. (Unpublished) available online at: </li></ul>“ All objective evidence from the past decade and a half of self-archiving shows that self-archiving can and does co-exist peacefully with journals while greatly enhancing both author/article and journal impact, to the benefit of both”
  16. 16. How do I use roar? OR 2) Archive yourself 1) Email your post-prints to us at
  17. 17. roar is still developing – improvements coming soon! <ul><li>Automatic link to web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of a personal profile </li></ul><ul><li>Improved embargo feature </li></ul><ul><li>Request a copy feature </li></ul><ul><li>In depth statistics for each item </li></ul>
  18. 18. Coming soon: statistics upgrade
  19. 19. Questions, Comments, Suggestions? UEL’s Institutional Repository (roar@UEL): http://
  20. 20. References <ul><li>Berners-Lee, T., De Roure, D., Harnad, S. and Shadbolt, N. (2005) ‘Journal publishing and author self-archiving: Peaceful Co-Existence and Fruitful Collaboration’ available online at: </li></ul><ul><li>DiEuliis, D; Sturm, R. (2009) Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President: Policy Forum on Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Implementation, available online at: </li></ul><ul><li>Harnad, Steven. (2006) Open Access Archivangelism (Friday, April 14. 2006) (blog) available online at: </li></ul><ul><li>HEFCE (2009) ‘Research Excellence Framework: Second consultation on the assessment and funding of research’ September 2009/38 available online at: </li></ul><ul><li>RCUK (2009) ‘Open Access to research outputs: Final report to RCUK’ available online at: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Wray, Richard. (2005) ‘Publish university science for free, urges web creator’ The Guardian, Tuesday 30 August 2005, available online at: </li></ul>