Repositories and the RAE In principle – good fit for sciences –eprints as digital duplicates of articles –conference papers –but in a digital world, will articles remain as sole object of assessment? Arts and Humanities? –book chapters –videos –multimedia –exhibitions, etc Challenges – but soluble and being worked on
Underlying issues with using IRs Encouraging use by academics Versions of papers –pre-print –post-print –authors version –publishers pdf –What is being assessed? Rights to house materials –for RAE –for Open Access
Publishers Funding cycle and assessment Discipline Funders National Funders Researchers Institutions
in practice... Discipline Funders National Funders Researchers Institutions Publishers
Timing, timing, timing... Next time... well get it right! What can we do now? IRs can be used as Institutional Research Management System (IRMS) IRs can be used as partial solution for OA materials – or where panels give the lead that they will accept author-versions
Modifying the repository Dark archives Dark corners Metadata only entries –pointing to external RAE/OA-access source –pointing to publisher site accessible by RAE –pointing to subscription site But this does loose the fundamental idea of an Open Access Repository Carts and horses... which is which?
UK Institutional Repositories Aberdeen AHDS S Bath Birkbeck S Birmingham S Bristol S British Library S Cambridge S Cardiff CCLRC Cranfield Durham S Edinburgh S Glasgow S Imperial S Lancaster Leeds S Loughborough LSE S Kings College S Manchester Middlesex Newcastle S Nottingham S Open University Oxford S Portsmouth Royal Holloway S Sheffield S St Andrews SOAS S Southampton Stirling Strathclyde Surrey UCL S York S Warwick
UKCORR- UK Council Of Research Repositories Arts and Humanities Data Service University of Bath Birkbeck College University of Birmingham University of Bristol British Library University of Cambridge University of Chester De Montfort University University of Durham University of Edinburgh University of Glasgow Imperial College Kings College University of Leeds University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores London School of Economics University of Newcastle University of Nottingham Open University University of Portsmouth Royal Holloway School of Oriental and African Studies University of Sheffield University of Southampton University of Stirling University of Strathclyde University College, London University of York
Futures 10 years - what changes are coming down the track and what responses are needed? What is inside your control and what is outside? Irrespective of repositories, author-side charges, open access - what will develop? Developments in the web and ICT alone will produce substantial change... Some themes...
Journals Governments will not loosen the purse strings Subscriptions per journal will continue to decline Continued agglomeration of publishing concerns Smaller publishers will continue to be squeezed and have to react The big and the nimble will survive Editorial and peer-review process will be technologically mediated Unbundling of products, processes and services - with a global marketplace for service provision
Academics and IT Increasing connectivity Increasing demand for rapid, permanent access, everywhere Increasing demand for more information Increasing demand for free access Information per se will be more freely available and the links between information will become the valued commodity
Research Full Economic Costing and Value For Money Public awareness and public availability Raised awareness of IPR issues Institutions being pressured to capitalise on assets Cross-disciplinary research Synthesis - evidence based research - data mining Emergence of global standards - quality control? - with a global marketplace for service provision
Research Assessment - processes Change to metrics based assessment IT-based – access, analysis, storage, process Continual rather than periodic Cross-publication and cross-discipline metrics – –Information that we will have at hand, rather than publishers We will have the capability to service these needs in- house We need to advertise our place in the process and lead innovation
SHERPA - Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access SHERPA Partner institutions –Birkbeck College, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Imperial College, Kings College, Leeds, LSE, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Royal Holloway, School of Oriental and African Studies, Sheffield, University College London,York; the British Library and AHDS www.sherpa.ac.uk
SHERPA - projects SHERPA SHERPA Plus OpenDOAR SHERPA/RoMEO SHERPA DP EThOS Institutional Repository Statistics (IRS) Linking Repositories - MIDESS, IRIS, VERSIONS, SPECTRa and StORe