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Self-archiving at Southampton a case study University of Cambridge 10 January 2008 http://eprints.soton.ac.uk Wendy White Hartley Library University of Southampton Full moon by Pauline Simpson and Jessie Hey http://eprints.soton.ac.uk
TARDIS project E-prints Soton established in 2004 through the JISC funded TARDIS Project and then embedded into the working practice of the University Understanding and working with the different research cultures key in this multi-disciplinary University with 3 Faculties and 24 Schools Strong backing from the University Executive Group Early practice and research from Department of Electronics and Computer Science
Southampton Press Release 15 Dec 2004 ‘We see our Institutional Repository as a key tool for the stewardship of the University’s digital research assets,’ said Professor Paul Curran, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University. ‘It will provide greater access to our research, as well as offering a valuable mechanism for reporting and recording it.’ Prof Paul Curran DVC for Research
University of Southampton: RAE driver University mandate for all potential RAE outputs to be deposited Funding to boost IR support for the RAE Aim for IR to be fully embedded as tool for research support Endorsement from DVC for Research and Heads of Schools Prof Philip Nelson DVC for Research and Enterprise
Last quarter of the moon 1 2 3 4 Repository route map
The ideal research journey Part of capturing a public representation of the complete research output of the University Increase the visibility of early career researchers and develop repositories as an active part of the research culture Aim to embrace the technology Currently involved in projects Datashare and KULTUR to further expand holdings of multi-media and primary data
Deep liaison challenge Challenge of getting “deep” levels of liaison e.g. technical staff, School RAE Manager, School editors, Deputy Heads of School Research, Heads of Schools Challenge of linking all the drivers for change to create a cycle of activity - open access, research management, changing technical infrastructure “One record for many purposes” - open access to research, metadata to export to grant proposals, feed stream to populate School web pages with record and full text for personal listings
Save time and add value One Good Record For Many Purposes open access to research, metadata to export to grant proposals, feed to populate School web pages with record and full text for personal listings, feed to library catalogue for PhD theses
Resource and Policy Integration LDAP authentication Content Management System Research Management System Staffing spread across ISS, Library, ECS E-prints management group University RAE Planning Group
More than five a day: promote regular use Regular pattern of deposit Creates culture of deposit Integrates many roles into the deposit process: authors, research administrators, graduate schools E-theses, research reports, working paper series can provide framework
Electronics and Computer Science dissemination Browsing new research in the foyer...
Add ingredients and stir well… Embrace the diverse disciplines Mandates as a tool Added value services as incentives Embed culturally and financially Collaborate to innovate
Repository Sustainability Cycle CULTURAL PRACTICAL TECHNICAL LEGAL
The policy rainbow ……… DVC for Research Prof. Phil Nelson Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Deputy Deans Research, Faculty Graduate Schools, School Postgraduate Coordinators, School Managers, research administrators, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit, E-prints Steering Group, Research Support Office and their link to Legal Services, feedback from users.
Next stage innovations International collaboration essential for future success Development of preservation policies and tools Institutional preservation strategies Interoperability Unique author identifiers More sophisticated user licences