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1 Growing Repositories The role of advocacy and support in growing repositories and achieving the DRIVER vision Bill Hubbard SHERPA Manager, University of Nottingham DRIVER Summit, Goettingen, January 2008

2 Growing Repositories Different countries have proved that working repositories can be built and that repository networks can be put together The future challenge is to encourage every country to participate and to move beyond local networks to a European Vision Experience has shown that effective advocacy, support and promotion is essential in achieving take-up of repository systems

3 Vision of European repositories Needs Functioning national networks of repositories Engagement of stakeholders Permissive legal environment Technical capabilities & systems Organisation of use and development

4 Vision of European repositories Needs Functioning national networks of repositories Engagement of stakeholders Permissive legal environment Technical capabilities & systems Organisation of use and development... each of these areas needs active advocacy

5 Functioning national networks of repositories SHERPA (JISC & CURL) DARE (SURF) HAL German Repositories and DINI Extension to other countries in the EU –make the case - build - integrate - develop - organise

6 How DRIVER advocacy is helping Promotion of Open Access and repositories Information on repository establishment Information on forming national networks Bringing together key contacts Focus for repository development in a country Advice for advocates, developers, agents of change Functioning national networks of repositories

7 Engagement of Stakeholders Academic authors Academic researchers Librarians and information professionals Senior institutional administrators Funding agencies

8 Engagement of Stakeholders How DRIVER advocacy is helping Information sheets for different stakeholders Website addresses different stakeholder needs Speaking and presence at stakeholder conferences Advice on advocacy and materials for local agents to use with local stakeholders

9 Legal Environment Permission to archive –publishers permissions - RoMEO –contract amendment - Zwolle Group, SPARCEurope Direction to archive –funding bodies requiring open access –public access to publicly funded research Complex cross-European environment Stakeholders - particularly authors - need clarity, reassurance and service-level assistance

10 Legal Environment How DRIVER advocacy is helping Promoting information and services Promoting policy development with national and international funders Advising on development of services for authors within repositories

11 Technical capabilities Data Providers –Well served by Open Source and commercial repository software for basic repositories Service Providers –Third parties building on capabilities of repository infrastructure Need co-ordinated advice and development paths for Data Providers Need exemplar services to demonstrate benefits of repository materials

12 Technical capabilities How DRIVER is helping: DRIVER developing enhanced technical capabilities for repository infrastructure DRIVER is promoting standardisation of quality- assessed guidelines for repositories DRIVER is developing test-bed exemplars of services built on repository materials DRIVER is promoting these developments to users

13 Organisation National organisations –SHERPA, DARE, HAL, UKCoRR, etc International groups –Software Users Group, academic disciplines Need for focus for development in each country Need for self-organisation in each country Need for pan-European forum for development

14 Organisation How DRIVER advocacy is helping: Providing focus for national development through establishing contact networks Supporting development of national organisations through advice and case-studies DRIVER is providing a pan-European organisational framework for administrative, technical and advocacy development

15 Recommendations Institutions set up repositories and form local networks for support Local advocacy to engage stakeholders Encourage supportive mandates and policies Adopt DRIVER technical guidance in development Contact DRIVER to take part in pan-European organisation Support is available

16 For more information Bill Hubbard SHERPA Manager

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24 Overview

25 Building repositories

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28 wiki-EU

29 wiki-Spain

30 wiki-Austria

31 news

32 contact us

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