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1 The New Improved OpenDOAR Directory of OA Repositories Peter Millington SHERPA Technical Development Officer University of Nottingham, England

2 Outline SHERPA & OpenDOAR in the OA movement Background to the OpenDOAR Directory OpenDOAR Search Facilities Promoting Good Repository Practice Policy Tool Demo Future Plans Questions & Feedback

3 SHERPA & the OA Movement FundersResearchers Articles, Books, etc. Reports, Theses, etc. Subscription Journals OA Journals OA Repositories Abstracting Services Search Engines Publishers

4 SHERPA & the OA Movement FundersResearchers Articles, Books, etc. Reports, Theses, etc. Subscription Journals OA Journals OA Repositories Abstracting Services Search Engines Publishers RoMEO & JULIET

5 SHERPA & the OA Movement FundersResearchers Articles, Books, etc. Reports, Theses, etc. Subscription Journals OA Journals OA Repositories Abstracting Services Search Engines Publishers Open DOAR

6 What is OpenDOAR? Directory of Open Access Repositories –http://opendoar.org/http://opendoar.org/ Coverage –Institutional & Subject repositories; Funders OA archives –Authoritative evaluated data –Not covering: OA journals – see DOAJ – Target users –Service providers, Data miners, OA stakeholders, end-users –Active dialogue with providers, administrators, funders, etc

7 OpenDOAR Project Time Line Started early 2005 –University of Nottingham & University of Lund –Funded by: OSI, JISC, CURL & SPARCEurope First public version –January 2006 – hosted by Lund University, Sweden –380 repositories (04-May-2006) Version 2 –July Moved to University of Nottingham –Additional fields & views –1000 repositories surveyed (04-Sep-2006)

8 OpenDOAR Directory Actual Content (4-Sep-2006) –700 repositories worldwide (of which 76 UK) –For 524 organisations (of which 60 UK) Repository types: –Institutional(78%) –Subject(12%) –Others(10%) Sample Full Record (CCLRC) –http://opendoar.org/find.php?search=cclrc&format=fullhttp://opendoar.org/find.php?search=cclrc&format=full

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11 Modus Operandi Sources –Other directories & lists –Suggestions – Online form –Proactive searching Some auto-harvesting using OAI-PMH –Record counts –Repository administrators addresses –Policy statements Vetting by information professionals –Actually visit & analyse the repository –Standards – procedures, terminology, etc.

12 OpenDOAR Search Facilities Keyword searching –Repository & organisation names, descriptions, etc. Filters –Country, Language, Content type, Subject area, Software Output options –Summaries – popular fields only –Titles & Organisations –Full records –Spreadsheet-like tables Sortable by: –Name, Country, No. of items, etc.

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16 Promoting Good Repository Practice 67% of repositories lack OAI-PMH-visible policies Implications for service providers –Do they have permission to harvest this repository? Wish to influence repository administrators –Promote good open access policies –Promote good management practices –Unasked questions – e.g. what if the repository closes? Prototype policy-generating tool

17 Policy Tool Coverage Metadata Policy OAI –Access & Re-use of metadata Data Policy OAI –Access & Re-use of full items Content Policy OAI –Repository type; Type of content; Principle languages Submission Policy OAI –Eligible depositors, moderation, quality & copyright. Preservation Policy –Item retention; Withdrawal; Functional preservation; Closure

18 Policy Tool Demo Launch Page –http://opendoar.org/tools/en/policies.phphttp://opendoar.org/tools/en/policies.php Main Page –Display of generated policies –Buttons for adding/editing individual policies –Output and customisation options Sample policy form – Metadata Policy –Existing OAI policy displayed where available –Radio buttons, checkboxes, picklists, pop-up boxes –Minimum options – achieving OA goals but restricted –Optimum options – refinements for more use or better quality Output options –Plain text or HTML source code for the repositorys web –Source code for GNU Eprints configuration file

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26 Future Plans Standardisation of policies Statistics and special listings Periodic review for currency and functionality Non-English language versions –In partnership with franchisees m2m interfaces – e.g. OAI-PMH API –http request –XML output –e.g. –Example case – suggesting a local repository to end-user

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28 Any Questions or Feedback? Credits –SHERPA Team Bill Hubbard, Peter Millington, Gareth Johnson, Jane Smith Elinor Smallman, Victoria Rae –Our Funders Open Society Institute (OSI) Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL) SPARCEurope


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