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Southampton University Research e-Prints: e-Prints Soton http://eprints.soton.ac.uk School of Medicine Discussion 19 Jan 2005 Pauline Simpson Elizabeth Robertson, Sue Forsey Trevor Bryant, Peter Gibbs, Peter Lackie Barbara Thomas
In an ideal world – all research freely available Majority of research output through journal publications Journals available on subscription Last 5 years –Library budget risen 12% –Journals risen 50% Restricts access – solutions……..
Solutions 2 complementary routes to Open Access to Research Open Access journals Open Access repositories Self archiving subject precedents – not widely successful 2002 - JISC FAIR (Focus on Access to Institutional Resources) – funding - UK Universities House of Commons Committee report July 2004 supports Institutional Repositories
An Institutional Research Repository for Southampton Institutional Repository for Research already set up (e-Prints Soton) Southampton University Research e-Prints – in the forefront - working with multidisciplinary schools – now supported by University has capacity for adding full text (e-Prints) if available –Electronic copies of any research output e.g. journal articles, book chapters, conference papers even multimedia
e-Prints Soton evolution Original intent to provide secure storage for the full text of Southampton research output (e-Print Archive in which post refereed pre published versions of papers are deposited by researchers) Maximum benefit if the exercise also assisted researchers with time consuming research reporting tasks :RAE, Univ. Research Report, web pages, research proposals, CVs etc Evolved to publications database with full text where available
Benefits to University, Schools and Researchers Secure storage of publications –including theses and dissertations, technical reports Links to projects and web pages Research reporting 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?
High profile of e-Prints Soton – so give if you deposit full text the world can read
Global open archive search – OAIster http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/ and now Google Scholar (and Elsevier)
Collaboration with schools Central to research recording and visibility Working to integrate into the research recording workflow Working to incorporate RAE data 2000- Some support included for import depending on availability of previous records Goal: self deposit plus support for new records with full text