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1 Research repositories: the role of library staff in their management Umbrella 2011 Jackie Wickham Project Coordinator Centre for Research Communications University of Nottingham

2 Presentation Outline What is Open Access UK Context Survey of UK Repositories Support for repositories – RSP and UKCoRR Future role for library staff

3 What is Open Access Open Access (OA) means that scholarly literature is made freely available on the internet, so that it can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, searched, text mined, or used for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal or technical barriers, subject to proper attribution of authorship. Research Information Network, June 2010

4 Routes to OA - Gold Image by Warren Pilkington, zawtowers, Flickr

5 Routes to OA - Green Some text details of that Some more text Another idea More stuff detail 1 detail 2 Image by Rojabro, Flickr


7 Context - Growth in UK repositories

8 Who runs the repository? The Library! Photo by PSIPPSIP

9 Survey of UK Repository staff 29 th July to 5 th September SurveyMonkey Distributed via UKCoRR list 215 members (August 2010) and there were 84 respondents. Interviews with a couple of respondents Wickham, Jackie – Repository Management: an emerging profession in the information sector. Presented at Online Information, Accessed 7 th July 2011.

10 Backgrounds of UK staff 95% first degree 74% post grad qualification

11 Multi-tasking 76.2% part time 73.8% worked as part of a team Image by SarahSarah

12 Roles

13 Skills

14 Cataloguing and indexing skills

15 Italian Survey - February 2011 Most important skills were: Ability to promote the repository Managing copyright issues Followed by: Collection development and metadata expertise Project management Cassella, Maria and Morando, Maddalena - Fostering new roles for librarians. Skill sets for repository managers: results of a survey in Italy. Presented at LIBER Annual Conference 2011, Barcelona. Accessed 7th July 2011

16 Job satisfaction

17 Repositories Support Project - Objectives more repositories in higher education institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland more content in existing repositories more types of content in existing repositories closer integration of repositories into institutional information systems promotion of best practice and standards investigation of the new role of institutions in research output curation and access

18 Repositories Support Project – who we are - 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 – March 2012 University of Nottingham

19 The team...

20 The RSP Offers… On site support Institutional visits – free, impartial consultancy from a team of experts Enquiry service Website Resources Reusable advocacy materials Briefing papers (technical & procedural) RSP Wiki pages Resource bank of links and references (publications etc) Buddy Scheme Events...


22 Recent Events… RSP Winter School Three-day residential training event Research in the Open: How mandates work in practice Preservation training events Supporting and Influencing the deposit of E-Theses in Higher Education Communicating for effective advocacy

23 UKCoRR – United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories A group for repository managers by repository managers An independent professional body to allow repository managers to share experiences and discuss issues of common concern To give repository managers a group voice in national discussions and policy development independent of projects or temporary initiatives To grow together as a community and learn from each others experiences Mailing list. 248 members (July 2011)

24 The blended professional in academic libraries – managing the data Image by Ian-SIan-S Corral, S – Educating the academic librarian as a blended professional

25 Key skills Metadata creation Management, storage and preservation of data Access rights and policies But also.. Understanding research methods and workflow Especially in the context of the research subject

26 The Embedded Research Information Manager – UCL, Jan 2011 Funding should be secured to pilot the RIM role, as defined in this report. Evidence of the realised costs/benefits of such a role could then be gathered to evaluate the practicalities, added-value, and long term impact of a wider implementation Funding bodies should work together with universities, to support emergent roles such as RIM Education and training of both researchers and information professionals needs to be addressed at an institutional and possibly national level, due to changing requirements

27 RLUK – Modelling library role in research data management Workforce issues/training for librarians Library school curricula As well as: Tools and advice for researchers Metadata standards Getting RDM on agenda RDM and Research Excellence Framework Open data agenda

28 Thank you to... Gareth Johnson, University of Leicester Miggie Pickton, University of Northampton For their insights into the role.

29 Jackie Wickham +44(0)

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

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