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Managing research, managing repositories

  1. 1. 25th February 2011<br />Presenter or main title…<br />Managing research, <br />managing repositories.<br />Session Title or subtitle…<br />Josh BrownResearch Information Management and Scholarly Communications<br /><br />
  2. 2. JISC and repositories in the UK:<br />147+ repositories in the UK<br />JISC has invested millions in:<br />Infrastructure<br />Services<br />Software<br />Preservation tools<br />National support and guidance<br />Funding has reflected the importance of the repository network to the sector and to the digital infrastructure vision<br />Aim has always been to help repositories reach a critical mass<br />04/03/2011| Slide 2<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  3. 3. Do you consider that JISC has helped your repository to develop in any way?<br />Yes 22<br />No 2<br />Don’t Know 1<br />Total25<br />Most reported that JISC had either funded the development of their repository or had supported their work via, for example, the Repository Support Project<br />04/03/2011| Slide 3<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  4. 4. Current focus is on addressing specific issues such as:<br />Deposit – DepositMo, DURA, RePosit, Kultivate and, SWORD, OARJ, Sonex<br />Shared services – refining, consolidating and identifying new requirements, we have a number of shared services in this area – e.g. SHERPA RoMEO, OpenDOAR<br />Take-up and embedding/integration – 6 projects. Also producing a guide to integration and embedding.<br />National and International collaboration – possible joint strategy development for repository infrastructure (Research Councils, UKCoRR, PubMed Central), Knowledge Exchange Groups, COAR, openAIRE<br />04/03/2011| Slide 4<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  5. 5. Repositories are a central part of the emerging Research Information Management infrastructure<br />J-eS<br />Research council SSC<br />MRC e-Val and ESRC Society Today<br />Interactions with CRIS systems<br />REF reporting<br />Funder and institutional mandate compliance<br />Role to play as key stores for impact evidence, research data<br />04/03/2011| Slide 5<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  6. 6. Borne out by the role repositories play in JISC research info projects:<br />Enquire (Glasgow): recording impact evidence in Eprints<br />MICE (KCL/St Andrews/Goldsmiths): extending CERIF4REF schema to include impact evidence, exporting from repositories <br />BRIM (Huddersfield): linked repositories to HR data to disambiguate authors<br />CRISPool (St Andrews/Glasgow/Edinburgh): pooled publication and staff info from partners in a research pool<br />BRUCE (Brunel/St George’s): Drawing together data from across the institution to create a data warehouse for a range of reporting purposes<br />04/03/2011| Slide 6<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  7. 7. Where are these projects heading?<br />Improved reporting, both internal (business intelligence) and external (HESA, REF...)<br />Greater collaboration across the sector<br />5 projects, 8 partners<br />4 projects, 17 partners<br />Greater involvement with funders: RCs, HEFCE<br />Greater involvement with private companies in developing a shared infrastructure: Atira, Symplectic, Thomson Reuters<br />Easier collaboration, easier integration<br />04/03/2011| Slide 7<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  8. 8. These developments offer :<br />Enhanced partnerships for repositories, new communities for repository managers<br />Diversified roles for the repository<br />Repository managers the chance to extend their expertise <br />Wider, stronger community of practice<br />BUT...<br />The challenges are significant also.<br />04/03/2011| Slide 8<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  9. 9. Challenges for repositories:<br />Building content<br />Integrating with other campus systems<br />Keeping OA on the agenda<br />Fighting for resources (cash, technical, staff)<br />Changing workflows<br />Multiplying standards and initiatives<br />Scalability – more uses = more demands<br />Maintaining the identity and value of the repository in a new landscape<br />04/03/2011| Slide 9<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  10. 10. Challenges for JISC...<br />04/03/2011| Slide 10<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  11. 11. 04/03/2011| Slide 11<br />JISC Budget 2010-11<br />
  12. 12. Challenges for JISC...<br />How can we continue to support the repository community?<br />Infrastructure development has moved on from repositories<br />BUT infrastructure depends on repositories...<br />Demands on repositories will continue to grow:<br />More services<br />More integration<br />More competition for resources<br />The solutions are not obvious, but we have some ideas.<br />04/03/2011| Slide 12<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  13. 13. Repositories as partners:<br />Research information management depends on the repository community<br />Repository managers have the skills and experience we need<br />Repositories in the policy landscape<br />Reinforces the value of the Open agenda<br />Puts the focus on content<br />Relies on the accruing evidence<br />Central to the work of the Open Access Implementation Group<br />04/03/2011| Slide 13<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  14. 14. So, questions FOR the audience:<br />What do you think would be the most valuable policies JISC could support?<br />What do you see as the priority concerns for your repository in the next few years?<br />How do you see the landscape in three to five years time?<br />04/03/2011| Slide 14<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />
  15. 15. Thank you for listening, and thanks for your ideas.<br />04/03/2011| Slide 15<br />Managing research, managing repositories<br />