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Lse research online & REF readiness


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Lse research online & REF readiness

  1. 1. Neil Stewart [email_address] LSE Research Online & REF readiness UKCORR meeting, 25 Feb 2011
  2. 2. Panic!!! <ul><li>Message went out in early Dec 2010(!), calling for all 22 academic departments to submit all research post-2007… by mid January </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve so far catalogued 2,500+ new citations, an increase of 10%+ of the total size of LSE RO. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Actually, don’t panic <ul><li>Responding to the call out made us realise we could do it! </li></ul><ul><li>We had to find resources and capacity to do the work. </li></ul><ul><li>High priority nature of the work meant these resources were found. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits <ul><li>LSERO now a strategic priority for the School. </li></ul><ul><li>Fostered productive relationships with Research Division, DMs, and individual academics. </li></ul><ul><li>New contacts within the School. </li></ul><ul><li>Has focussed our development priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interesting” feedback on LSERO from a variety of stakeholders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Conclusion <ul><li>LSERO now (finally) at the heart of School affairs. </li></ul><ul><li>It is possible to up the throughput of records to an IR in short order, with development goals to match. </li></ul><ul><li>We are in good shape going forward, but similar events likely to occur again. </li></ul>