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1 Opening Access to Southampton Research ______ Institutional Repositories for Research Visibility: Time to Deposit Jessie Hey and Pauline Simpson ESM Faculty Forum 26 Feb 2004

2 Set up with HEFCE/JISC funding Other UK Universities : Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, London Univs : Imperial, UCL, SOAS, Kings College etc JISC FAIR Programme – Focus on Access to Institutional Resources – ways in which university research output can be made freely available - more accessible, more rapidly Open Access movement Southampton University Institutional Repository

3 We never stop writing the future – but who is able to read it? The current system of research publishing has a number of major problems: universities are locked into paying escalating journal subscription prices, while at the same time subsidising the publishing process. Universities/academics are allowing copyright of research material to be given away to commercial publishers free of charge; academics are being prevented from achieving wide dissemination of their papers by publishers who wish to restrict circulation to subscribers only; academics have problems accessing papers in their field because of publishers restrictions on access.

4 INPUT: –Enter record for publication, image, keynote speech etc –Where possible attach a full text or image file Research Information System

5 Output - One record for many purposes: –Live link to publications from school or personal web pages –CVs –Funding Proposals –University Research Report –RAE support –Export to bib management software – EndNote, Bibtex – reformat refs Research Information System

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