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1 FAIR – Focus on Access to Institutional Resources William J Nixon DAEDALUS Project, University of Glasgow e-libraries for e-learning

2 FAIR and the IE Call released in January 2002 Inspired by the vision of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Within the IE, FAIR will build repositories which can staff and students can use to lodge and exchange content It will also provide information about the organisational, technical and cultural challenges in developing these places and the processes involved

3 3 Clusters, 14 Projects E-Prints and E-Theses Museums and Images Institutional Portals FAIR is about more than e-Prints, it also includes images, e-Learning objects, museum artefacts and theses

4 Some JISC FAIR projects E-Theses projects at Edinburgh and The Robert Gordon University HaIRST at Strathclyde SHERPA – Partners with Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Oxford universities Eprints UK – Harvester Service ROMEO Project at Loughborough

5 The Role of Libraries Crisis in Scholarly Communication Pressure on Library budgets, especially in STM areas History of interoperability – Z Skills base - Cataloguing Extension of current roles - Theses

6 DAEDALUS Funded until June 2005 Building an Institutional model Partner with the CURL SHERPA Project Core strategic aim for the Library Two strands –Advocacy –Service Development

7 Issues we will explore Cultural –Encouraging deposit –Barriers to use and deposit Organisational –IPR and copyright –Plagiarism Technical –Metadata Standards –File formats

8 Advocacy – Avoiding ESpace to create an Open Access culture to gather content for the range of Open Archives services to provide advice on policy implications, guidelines and processes of the services to formulate an exit strategy that ensures an embedded and ongoing service

9 Strategies at Glasgow Project Board including an academic from each of three territorial subject groups Contacting those academics who are already self-publishing Working with departmental publications databases (RAE)

10 Strategies cont…. Raising debate within departments - programme of attending departmental meetings Regional meetings, possible subject based, in collaboration with other FAIR projects Attempting to get strategic decisions at a high level within the University e.g. on submission of theses

11 Assistance for Staff Focus for publisher copyright policies Range of repositories Mediated submission service –Record enhancement –File conversion

12 Academic Concerns Integrity of the work will be compromised That no journal will subsequently publish it That it will break existing copyright agreements with publishers Who benefits? Institutional liability Document formats Collection policies Quality control - avoiding e-graffiti -From Project RoMEO Author Questionnaire

13 Range of Repositories Published and peer-reviewed papers Pre-prints, grey literature, technical reports, working papers Theses Research Finding Aids Administrative Documents Other objects: images, sound files, film clips Search service

14 Range of Software GNU Eprints (Southampton) DSpace (MIT & H-P) ETD-db (Virginia Tech) ARC Search Software (Old Dominion)

15 Range of Metadata Issues Subject schemas Controlled vocabulary Rights Digital preservation OAI-PMH 2.0 stable and focus now ePrints extensions (2 nd OAI Workshop)

16 Complementary Resource The University of Glasgow repositories will exist, not in competition with the subject based archives, which are already established but rather as a complementary Institutional resource.

17 GNU Eprints Developed at the Electronics and Computer Science Department of the University of Southampton. ePrints version 2.0 launched 14 Feb 02 We are currently running 2.2 67+ sites now running ePrints was previously supported by CogPrints, funded by JISC as part of its Electronic Libraries (eLib) Programme.

18 ePrints at Glasgow

19 ePrints Record

20 DSpace Development driven by Academics at MIT Freely available from November 2002 Digital Preservation component Metadata: Dublin Core qualified DSpace Federation: Cambridge Installation began February 2003

21 DSpace at MIT

22 E-Theses Virginia Tech software Complementary and voluntary Strong Faculty support Partners with: Theses Alive! and E-Theses Project

23 ETD-db

24 DAEDALUS – Freeing Research and building e-Libraries at the University of Glasgow DAEDALUS

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