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1 Repositories Support Project The work of the RSP in supporting repository development in the UK Jackie Wickham Open Access Adviser and Project Coordinator

2 Outline Recap on the “Green” route Why it’s important RSP Project - objectives Examples of what we do Other support for repositories

3 Green Route Picture by Darkos

4 OA Repositories – the benefits for institutions © The University of Nottingham 2010

5 Showcase for institutions research output Marketing mechanism – internally and externally REF and research management – repositories support process Complies with research body requirements for open access publishing Allows systematic management and preservation of assets Encourages collaboration and inter-disciplinary work Public engagement – community, business Benefits for institutions

6 Benefits for academics © The University of Nottingham 2010

7 Faster dissemination Wider readership Increased citation Compliance with funders mandates Secure environment to store own research output Personalise services – statistics on downloads, personal profiles/bibliographies Benefits for academics

8 Open Access increases citations

9 Open access can increase your citations Key Perspectives Ltd

10 What about the creative arts Visibility  Showcasing work Preservation  Gallery content disappears  Personal websites go down From Constance Howard Collection For reuse rights see VADSVADS

11 “I’ve also had a number of international scholars and research students read my articles and listen to the music I have available in the repository. As a result, I am now pursuing collaborative research projects with music studios and researchers in Mexico and Norway” Monty Adkins, University of Huddersfield

12 Growth in repositories

13 Proportion of repositories by country

14 The RSP team

15 Project history  - Initially a 2.5 year JISC funded project  September 2006 – March 2009  Lead Institution – University of Nottingham  Partner Institutions – University of Southampton, Aberystwyth University, Digital Curation Centre (University of Edinburgh), UKOLN (University of Bath).  - Second phase April 2009 – July 2012 University of Nottingham

16 Project objectives

17 Challenges for UK repositories Content – full text, not just metadata Reporting on research – REF Reporting on compliance with funders requirements Integrating the repository with other university systems – research publications systems

18 The RSP Offers…

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20 Case Study University of Dundee

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23 47 events

24 7 residential schools

25 40 one day events

26 1,322 delegates

27 From 229 organisations University of Nottingham

28 90 consultancy visits

29 Type of Event Skills Training Conferences Residential Schools Technical Workshops FREE! Webinars

30 % rate RSP events as Very Good or Good Overall Rating% Very Good64% Good34% Medium2% Poor0% Very poor0%

31 This has to have been one of the best work-related courses I've attended. Not only do I feel that I have taken on board an enormous amount of information that is directly relevant to my job - and intellectually stimulating to boot - but I feel I have made contact with a supportive network of colleagues. All this, perfectly organised, and a faultless, fabulous environment, too. Outstanding. Thank you!

32 Thanks so much for the visit it was really useful and has lifted all the people involved. The steering group were most inspired and positive and your presentation has definitely moved us forward.

33 Will academics deposit in a repository? Yes, if it causes no legal problems Yes, if their funder requires it Source: Kurt Mehlhorn, Berlin 8

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36 % of publishers allow self archiving

37 JULIET List of funder OA requirements Links to policies Sorting under various headings

38 UK Council of Research Repositories An independent professional body which represents repository staff

39 39 What is RepNet ? a socio-technical infrastructure supporting deposit, curation & exposure of Open Access research literature. What’s its aim ? The aim is to increase the cost effectiveness of repositories of such literature. How will it do this? offering a sustained and well-used suite of services that enable repositories to operate more cost effectively UK RepositoryNet+ (RepNet)

40 40 JISC-funded 20 months from 18 August 2011 to 31 March 2013 Bringing together under one platform services from previous or existing JISC projects and elsewhere For more definitions see blog posts on Project Context

41 41 Aggregation, search Benchmarking, statistics, reporting Registry of Repositories Deposit tools Enhancing metadata Curation and preservation Functional areas covered by platform (May 2012)

42 Jackie Wickham +44(0)

43 Links Centre for Research Communications Repositories Support Project RoMEO JULIET OpenDoar JISC UKCoRR

44 UK RepositoryNet+ Contact: Andrew Dorward

45 All slides are licensed under a Creative Commons Licence except where stated


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