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Welsh Repository Network: Exploration and experimentation


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Welsh Repository Network: Exploration and experimentation

  1. 1. Welsh Repository Network:<br />Exploration and experimentation<br />Hannah Payne<br />Repository Support Officer, WRN<br />
  2. 2. Centralised models catch-up<br />Mediated Deposit Bureau<br />Welsh e-theses Harvesting service<br />
  3. 3. Mediated Deposit Bureau<br />12 WRN institutions<br />2 with Rep. Mngrs.= highest item counts<br />Deposit of items outsourced to WRN team<br />Answering the Qs:<br />How long does it take to deposit an item?<br />Does outsourcing deposit increase/ encourage further deposit?<br />
  4. 4. Swansea Metropolitan University <br />RAE data (131 items)<br />UoW Newport <br />Publication lists (179 items)<br />UWIC <br />Art & Design research outputs (10 items)<br />Ceramics Archive database (1505 items)<br />3 Pilot institutions<br />
  5. 5. Total time taken= 155 hours 31 minutes 18 seconds<br />Total cost (£14.03 ph)= £2182.01<br />Averages per item:<br />Results 1<br />
  6. 6. SMU record enhancement<br />Results 2<br />
  7. 7. Not possible to identify extra time taken for deposit checks<br />Bulk upload deposit took longer than direct deposit<br />Evaluation: +ve affect @ UWIC<br />increase in the number of staff from the School of Art and Design who had a) registered to use the repository, or b) asked to deposit material<br />Conclusions<br />
  8. 8. Current collection policy: All PhDs; MPhils; Master’s dissertations attaining distinction, and those in a Celtic language or relating to Celtic studies or interests<br />Looking to extend role of NLW to central store of digital items<br />Welsh e-theses Harvesting<br />traed mawr. <br />‘Llyfrygell Genedlaethol Cymru. National Library of Wales.’<br />
  9. 9. Welsh e-theses Harvesting<br />WRN repositories<br />NLW<br />EThOS<br />Use of ‘crosswalks’ convert qualified DC to UKETD-DC using METS & MODS<br />Attached files also harvested<br />Metadata converted to MARC<br />
  10. 10. Theses Collection Wales<br />
  11. 11. Hurdles<br />10 Participating institutions<br />Deposit license<br />Takedown procedure<br />Metadata validation<br />Metadata only records<br />