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Running a repository on a shoestring


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Running a repository on a shoestring

  1. 1. Running a repository on a shoestring Margaret Feetham Deputy University Librarian (Information Services and Systems) 27 January 2012
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>TQEF funding 2008 –Eprints repository built by ECS </li></ul><ul><li>Went live 2009 with self archiving/unmediated deposit </li></ul><ul><li>Seeded with RAE data </li></ul><ul><li>Uploaded university projects/theses </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges <ul><li>Difficulties in securing support / funding </li></ul><ul><li>Support by academic staff does not convert to deposits </li></ul><ul><li>Self deposit – inconsistency of data entry and caution over copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of confidence re advocacy amongst Library staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. Self/mediated deposit <ul><li>Adoption by university research centres </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption by key advocates in Faculties/Services </li></ul><ul><li>Repository for undergraduate projects/ masters and PhD theses </li></ul><ul><li>Repository for university publications </li></ul>
  5. 5. University’s internal RES audit <ul><li>Annual research, enterprise and scholarship audit </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to encourage people to upload to SEA as part of process and provide link </li></ul><ul><li>Adding data from RES spread sheet – but unstructured! </li></ul>
  6. 6. REF2014 <ul><li>University’s submission offers opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Eprints REF pluglet </li></ul><ul><li>Data download of input </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gains for the university <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to research audits </li></ul><ul><li>  Central archiving and record of university research </li></ul><ul><li>Increased/improved retrieval of information </li></ul><ul><li>Secure location for student theses </li></ul>ry