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University of Southampton Institutional Research Repository – an Update Post Compulsory Education and Training, School of Education 12 Oct 2005

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1 University of Southampton Institutional Research Repository – an Update Post Compulsory Education and Training, School of Education 12 Oct Jessie Hey Southampton University Library and School of Electronics and Computer Science

2 From local to global – a changing landscape Southampton growing steadily – just been linked to ISS userids and passwords Editing planned – will help with addition of full text

3 e-Prints UK records harvested from 29 repositories

4 A local example!

5 Global search engine example We are OAI compliant to be included

6 Our Institution Archives Registry to provide basis for OpenDOAR

7 External climate e.g. Copyright issues changing fast Common e-Print deposit: Postprint = Post refereed pre- journal version We provide link to published version for joined up picture (often by a DOI)

8 As of today…. Also JISC/SURF projects to aid IRs

9 RCUK position statement 19 April 2005 RCUK Consultation on access to and dissemination of the outputs of research RCUK has agreed a position statement on access to and dissemination of the outputs of research funded by the Research Councils. This information was circulated to Vice-Chancellors in March, to give them an opportunity to comment before the document is finalised. RCUK expect to formally release the statement in its definitive form in mid-May 2005……….

10 At last, proposed position statement 28 th June RCUK proposes: A requirement for all grants awarded from 1 October 2005 that, subject to copyright and licensing arrangements, a copy of any resultant published journal articles or conference proceedings should be deposited in an appropriate e-print repository (either institutional or subject-based) wherever such a repository is available to the award-holder. Deposit should take place at the earliest opportunity, wherever possible at or around the time of publication. Research Councils will also encourage, but not formally oblige, award- holders to deposit articles arising from grants awarded before 1 October Councils will ensure that applicants for grants are allowed, subject to justification of cost-effectiveness, to include in the costing of their projects the predicted costs of any publication in author-pays journals The Councils are seeking views on their position statement published today (to 31 st Aug 2005)

11 21 September 2005 Research Councils UK moves forward with position on access to research outputs Following the end of a period of consultation over the summer, Research Councils UK (RCUK) is maintaining momentum on its proposed position on access to research outputs. A final announcement is expected in November.

12 Will support full text in repositories It is more likely that any changes in grant conditions for Research Council funded researchers will only come into effect for grants awarded after early Most likely to suggest full text from April 2006

13 External momentum: currently 20+ UK IRs starting but set to increase Guardian March 14, 2005: Scottish universities sign open access deal The declaration commits each of its 16 university signatories to setting up online libraries of research findings and doctorate papers which all academics can access

14 A national and international development of IRs The JISC vision reflecting the individual repositories (JISC Inform no. 8)

15 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.

16 RAE management potential functionality – from demo to planned enhancement (also EPrints and DSpace RAE work starting for UK in parallel) Simpson, Pauline and Hey, Jessie (2005) Forward in time: TARDis and the RAE. JISC Inform, No. 8, p.16.

17 Feedback: Perceived benefits to University, Schools and Researchers Secure storage of publications –including also theses and dissertations, technical reports Links to projects and web pages Research reporting Interdisciplinary research University profile School and discipline visibility Researcher profile Full text content freely accessible link to learning and teaching Increased citations Articles freely available online are more highly cited. For greater impact and faster scientific progress, authors and publishers should aim to make research easy to access Nature, Volume 411, Number 6837, p. 521, 2001 Steve Lawrence Online or Invisible?

18 Future services eg adding a link to your web page – auto update One good record for many uses

19 Further potential for automating publicity tools – generating demand

20 Open Access briefing: pdf version

21 Research repository team Include: Wendy White Jessie Hey Metadata: Natasha Lucas, Simon de Montfalcon Subject Librarians New member: Adam White – technical support

22 Further details thank you from: Jessie Hey Southampton University Research Repository (e-Prints Soton) And your new school liaison librarian – Kate Walker Open Access briefing paper


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