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1 DRIVER-II: Mentor Service Mary Robinson SHERPA, University of Nottingham

2 2 National repository networks or organisations Improve communication Share experience & best practice Ask different questions Identify national trends or needs

3 3 The Mentor Service To introduce developers and managers of Open Access repositories to their peers on a one-to-one basis

4 4 What is a Mentor? An experienced and trusted advisor or guide Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5 th Ed DRIVER Mentors Typically are repository managers Have experience in the specific area/issue Offer their advice on a voluntary basis

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6 6 Mentor questions I am using an old version of EPrints software. How do I upgrade to the newest version? I am finding it difficult to engage researchers in my institution, what approaches have worked in similar institutions to mine? Does publisher X allow its authors to put the publisher's pdf in our institutional repository? My institution has a Virtual Learning Environment, an institutional website and a library portal. I do not know how to integrate the repository with all of these so that it is easy for users to find. How have similar institutions managed this?

7 7 Mentor questions I am using an old version of EPrints software. How do I upgrade to the newest version? Other I am finding it difficult to engage researchers in my institution, what approaches have worked in similar institutions to mine? Does publisher X allow its authors to put the publisher's pdf in our institutional repository? My institution has a Virtual Learning Environment, an institutional website and a library portal. I do not know how to integrate the repository with all of these so that it is easy for users to find. How have similar institutions managed this?

8 8 Mentor questions I am using an old version of EPrints software. How do I upgrade to the newest version? Other I am finding it difficult to engage researchers in my institution, what approaches have worked in similar institutions to mine? Mentor Does publisher X allow its authors to put the publisher's pdf in our institutional repository? My institution has a Virtual Learning Environment, an institutional website and a library portal. I do not know how to integrate the repository with all of these so that it is easy for users to find. How have similar institutions managed this?

9 9 Mentor questions I am using an old version of EPrints software. How do I upgrade to the newest version? Other I am finding it difficult to engage researchers in my institution, what approaches have worked in similar institutions to mine? Mentor Does publisher X allow its authors to put the publisher's pdf in our institutional repository? Other My institution has a Virtual Learning Environment, an institutional website and a library portal. I do not know how to integrate the repository with all of these so that it is easy for users to find. How have similar institutions managed this?

10 10 Mentor questions I am using an old version of EPrints software. How do I upgrade to the newest version? Other I am finding it difficult to engage researchers in my institution, what approaches have worked in similar institutions to mine? Mentor Does publisher X allow its authors to put the publisher's pdf in our institutional repository? Other My institution has a Virtual Learning Environment, an institutional website and a library portal. I do not know how to integrate the repository with all of these so that it is easy for users to find. How have similar institutions managed this? Mentor

11 11 Thank you ! Questions & Discussion


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