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1 TARDis Targeting Academic Research for Deposit and Disclosure at the University of Southampton Pauline Simpson Project Manager TARDis Head of Information Services National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Head of Libraries and Archives, Natural Environment Research Council Head of Engineering Science and Mathematics Faculty Library Services, Univ Southampton Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK 10 Jun 2005

2 NOC is one of the worlds leading centres for research and education in marine and earth sciences, for the development of marine technology and for the provision of national large scale infrastructure and support for the marine research community. Jointly funded by the NERC and UoS University of Southampton Research-led multidisciplinary university: 20,000 students 5000 staff (3000 researchers) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

3 OA - historical context: S ubversive Proposal (1994) 27 Jun 1994 Stevan Harnads Subversive Proposal leading to the open access vision for scholarly material ( Faustian Bargain with publishers – a price tag barrier to research) – Harnad, S A Subversive Proposal. In: Ann Okerson & James O'Donnell (Eds.) Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: a Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing. Washington, DC., Association of Research Libraries, June

4 Southampton early open access players Stevan Harnad – subversive proposal EPrints software created at Southampton to enable the vision School of Electronics and Computer Science use the software for publications database – National Oceanography Centre – early adopter

5 e-Prints Soton evolution: aiming for full moon at midnight

6 e-Prints Soton evolution Original intent to provide secure storage for the full text of Southampton research output deposited by researchers Feedback: maximum benefit if the exercise also assisted researchers with time consuming research reporting tasks: Research Assessment (RAE), University Research Report, web pages, research proposals, CVs etc Evolved to hybrid publications database for all research output with full text where available RAE link University funded service – central within research infrastructure

7 Southamptons Institutional Repository for all research output

8 Service for deposit checking and additional information

9 Metadata QA and value added QA - necessary - institutional label Labour intensive Realism on amount of time that can be spent on ensuring a correct citation

10 Copyright issues - diminishing Publishers Copyright policies database hp hp Publishers who permit self archiving – dynamic search hp?colour=green hp?colour=green Journals Copyright Policies

11 Sampling of faculty websites – assessing current practice

12 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?

13 One record For many purposes …..

14 Benefit of adding a link to your web page – auto update

15 Benefit of high profile - indexed by web engines : Google and Google Scholar ………..

16 Benefit of high profile of e-Prints Soton

17 Secure storage and visibility – branding for a research group

18 Advertising research – RSS feed to web site

19 Screen at entrance - Is my paper there?

20 Linking to bookseller – search inside bonus

21 Achieving a slower but more sustainable model To achieve the original vision we have moved around the clock face Collaborating with academics to provide tailored valued services for different disciplines – RAE hook Keystroke Policy Aided by a fast moving shared international open access movement All rising to great place is by a winding stair Francis Bacon

22 Next phase includes building on TARDis (sequel) TARDis completed its transition to invisibility early in 2005 –PRESERV (Preservation Services for EPrints) - part of new £1m UK JISC funding – partnering with National Archives File Format Registry (PRONOM) and the British Library –CLADDIER (Citation, Location and Deposition in Discipline and Institutional Repositories) Linking e-Research. JISC Digital Repositories Programme £4m funding – partnering CCLRC, Reading, NERC –GRADE (Geospatial Repositories …) JISC Digital Repositories Programme – partnering EDINA Back to the Future !!

23 From TARDis to Southampton University Research e-Prints Thank you, Pauline Simpson ( ) Southampton University Research Repository Pauline Simpson – TARDis project manager Jessie Hey – research fellow Natasha Lucas – admin support Chris Gutteridge/Tim Brody – GNU EPrints technical support And many enterprising academics stretching the boundaries


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