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1 Developing and implementing an integrated system to support researchers: the St Andrews experience Managing Research: Smoothing the Way 27 Jan 2011 Janet Aucock Repository Manager Jackie Proven Repository Support Officer

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3 E-prints: the early days

4 Repository Full text Public access Copyright issues Files and content Bibliographic data quality Publications database Research Assessment Limited access Reporting Data gathering Bibliographic data quality

5 Links with Research Expertise Database To establish good communication and practice in centralised and coordinated development of both databases. Library Business Improvement s

6 Research Policy Office Library

7 Developing e-theses service The success of the current service is very dependent on key partnerships which have been established between relevant agencies within the institution.

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9 The story so far Digital Research Repository + Research Expertise database Technical links between systems Regular meetings between Library and data architect Established relationship between Research Policy Office and Library Reporting to research steering group on RAE progress and e-theses developments Solid foundation for library involvement with CRIS procurement Recognising need for robust system that fits existing infrastructure Joint procurement with Aberdeen University Shared vision, exchange of ideas Research Assessment the main (but not only) driver

10 Publications Fed Out Research Information System REF, RCUK SFC, HESA HEI – Strategic Planning Public, Media Recognition / Impact Industry / SMEs Interface Collaborations Research Pools Pulled In Student Records Grants, Projects, KT Human Resources Finance Manual Input Entered Web of Science, arXiv, PubMed… Harvested Full Text Repository Open Access Linked Bibtex, Refman Uploaded

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13 Library knowledge and skills Internal and external sources

14 External sources and links

15 Research Funding Office Wellcome Trust Open Access fund

16 Pure Team

17 Pure demos to Schools Practical questions Discussing School policy Open Access debate Visibility of data

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19 Figure 2. The complex of AGME Y140F with ADP-β-D- mannose. Joined-up thinking

20 An image of the atmospheric jet stream, obtained from an idealised computer simulation, but one using extraordinary resolution, far higher than ever used before. The computer methods have been developed in St Andrews, and there is a proposal under development to apply these highly efficient methods to markedly improve weather forecasting and climate modelling. Photo supplied by David Dritschel Serendipity

21 Web presence

22 Collaboration

23 Supporting internal publishing

24 Where we are now E-theses – content driven by regular deposits of new theses (181 in 2010) Publications – full text more than doubled since launch of Pure Funder mandates – procedures and points of communication established OJS – Pilot with Art History and Theology journals, with others interested

25 Where we are now CRIS provides the infrastructure Research office provide direction and encouragement Library provides integrated support Still convinced a separate repository is right for us –Emphasis on full text –Part of Open Access environment –Promoting discovery and reuse – library good at connecting users and content –Flexible content policy –Supports existing workflow for e-theses –Interaction with external services eg EThOS, IRIScotland, Avano –Library face on research – repository integration with new discovery service

26 Where next? Further streamlining of e-theses deposit process Possible integration with Pure. Appetite and culture now more suitable for a managed approach. Still need total senior management buy-in Insufficient resource to support Open Access mandate (yet), though becoming more attractive in light of financial constraints and changing business models in publishing More contacts with grants office, finance and admin staff in Schools Exploring links with grant applications Importing and linking funder data Measuring progress and establishing evidence of success

27 Images of St Andrews ©University of St Andrews Images of people ©individuals and used with permission Jackie Proven: Janet Aucock:


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