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1 OR11, University of Texas, Austin 8 th – 10 th June 2011 Emily Nimmo

2 A National Model for Training and Skills Development Overview of RSP and our context How RSP and the UK repository community have matured together Skills set of the UK repository community Training needs of the UK repository community and finally The Embedding Guide

3 The RSP Offers… On site support Institutional visits – free, impartial consultancy from a team of experts Enquiry service Website Resources Briefing papers (technical & procedural) RSP Wiki pages Resource bank of links and references (publications etc) Buddy Scheme Conference events and workshops

4 The team...

5 36 one day conferences

6 5 Residential Schools

7 1,147 delegates

8 From 226 institutions

9 85 consultancy visits

10 Valued by the community This event is possibly the best you have put on - and the standard is already very high! This has to have been one of the best work-related courses I've attended. Not only do I feel that I have taken on board an enormous amount of information that is directly relevant to my job - and intellectually stimulating to boot - but I feel I have made contact with a supportive network of colleagues. All this, perfectly organised, and a faultless, fabulous environment, too. Outstanding. Thank you!

11 Overall feedback for Phase Two 100% of attendees rated our events in phase 2 as Very Good or Good. 69% of attendees in phase 2 rated our events as Very Good 31% of all attendees rated our events as Good

12 The Repositories Support Project Initially a 2.5-year JISC-funded project September 2006 – March 2009 Lead Institution – University of Nottingham Partner Institutions – University of Southampton, Aberystwyth University, Digital Curation Centre (University of Edinburgh), UKOLN (University of Bath) Second Phase – April 2009 – March 2012 University of Nottingham Team of four – Project Director, Project Co-ordinator, two Open Access Advisers

13 Context - Growth in UK repositories



16 Its interesting to see how the content of RSP training and events has evolved as the repository community has matured in the UK. I came along to the Winter School as a speaker but didnt expect that Id learn anything new. In fact, its been really valuable and stimulating and Ive learned a lot William Nixon, University of Glasgow, Speaker at the Winter School, 9 th – 11 th February 2011.

17 Summer School 2007 Introduction to repository software Demonstration of Eprints and Dspace Making a business case Copyright and Licensing – using RoMEO Introduction to metadata Advocacy and marketing

18 Winter School February 2011 Managing data – British Library Datasets Programme, a case study using the Data Assets Framework Master class on integrating the repository into the institution's policies, culture and systems The CERIF standard Repository Junction Demonstrating value – performance measures

19 Backgrounds of UK staff 95% have first degree 74% have a post grad qualification

20 Context – changing role of librarians They are no longer passive receivers of information but active disseminators of intellectual output for entire universities Walters, T.O. (2007). Reinventing the library – How repositories are causing librarians to rethink their professional roles. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7(2).

21 Skills


23 RSP Embedding Guide and Self Assessment Toolkit Mark Hunter

24 Emily Nimmo

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