Presentation on theme: "Welsh Repository Network (WRN). Introduce repositories and their role within institutions Explore the benefits of an institutional repository to its."— Presentation transcript:
Introduce repositories and their role within institutions Explore the benefits of an institutional repository to its stakeholders Explore the information management issues faced by repository managers
Mechanism for storing, managing and accessing digital content ◦ A database with a web front end Academic tool ◦ Bibliographic database ◦ Full- content items ◦ Web searchable
‘Open Access’ ◦ Budapest Open Access Initiative Budapest Open Access Initiative ‘the free availability of material on the public internet, permitting any users to link to, read and use the full texts of that material, for any lawful purpose, without barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.’ Research publicly funded but not publicly available
Traditional Scholarly Publishing Model ◦ Facilitates research dissemination ◦ Provides editorial and peer-review Barriers to dissemination ◦ Subscription costs ◦ Gated online access ◦ Copyright transfer ◦ Publishing timescales
Wider readership ◦ No access barriers ◦ No subscription or other costs Available anywhere ◦ Worldwide ◦ Internet connection Indexing by popular search engines ◦ Google, Yahoo!, etc. Specialist OA search engines ◦ OpenDOAR, ROAR, OAIster OpenDOARROAROAIster
Institutional Repository: Key stakeholders Senior Managers Academic authors Repository Staff Publishers Funding Agencies Students/ Researchers Commercial bodies General Public
Marketing showcase Management information tool ◦ Research reporting ◦ RAE/ REF Collection stewardship ◦ Consistency of data collected ◦ Economies of scale Preservation
Increased visibility ◦ Wider audience for research dissemination ◦ Faster dissemination of work ◦ Up to date CVs & webpages Increased impact ◦ Earlier citation ◦ Higher citations rates ◦ Sustained citation rates Increased recognition
Free advertising ◦ Hyperlinks to publisher’s final version Increased readership New readership Sustained readership
Fulfils Research funders’ mandates SHERPA JULIET SHERPA JULIET ◦ Open Access Archiving ◦ Open Access Publishing ◦ Data Archiving Policies
From class suggestions Easy access to a range of resources Free access to resources Access to journals not within subscription Earlier access to material Access to groundbreaking research Publicise and promote your research and yourself as a researcher
Inter-operability & harvesting Simplifying the increasingly complex information environment and managing user expectations ◦ Immediacy, one stop shop, aggregation, user generated content, personalisation. Usability & accessibility for both depositors and users
Lots of issues to deal with... and more will emerge. Communication is key – knowing the stakeholders and working in partnership with them. Repositories cannot be seen in isolation – complete digital management strategy.
Who uses Twitter? http://twitter.com/ http://twitter.com/ We tweet our project activities as wrnstaff
Get into groups Choose a stakeholder Write a ‘tweet’ to promote the repository to that stakeholder 140 characters Write your tweet on the flip chart Share!
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