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Alma Swan Key Perspectives Ltd Truro, UK. [Repositories] are vital to universities economies and to the UK economy as a whole. Professor J Drummond Bone.

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1 Alma Swan Key Perspectives Ltd Truro, UK

2 [Repositories] are vital to universities economies and to the UK economy as a whole. Professor J Drummond Bone President of Universities UK Key Perspectives Ltd

3 What type of policy? Guideline-type: Requests compliance Suggests / advises how No carrot or stick Mandatory-type: Requires compliance Suggests / advises how May provide carrot or stick (or both)

4 Policies NIH (USA) An almost-mandate from the DFG, Germany An almost-mandate from the FWF, Austria Dutch policy for the universities in the DARE network Exhortations and encouragements from public research funders in Finland, USA National policy being developed in Sweden Canadian Institutes of Health Key Perspectives Ltd

5 Mandates Wellcome Trust Research Councils UK (6 of 7) Australian Research Council Australian Medical Research Council Max Planck Society Flemish Research Fund Austrian Research Fund Plus individual institutions… Key Perspectives Ltd

6 Data courtesy of Arthur Sale Key Perspectives Ltd

7 Data courtesy of Arthur Sale Key Perspectives Ltd

8 Data courtesy of Arthur Sale Key Perspectives Ltd

9 Author readiness to comply with a mandate 81% 14% 5% Key Perspectives Ltd

10 Institutions with a mandate already University of Southampton School of Electronics & Computer Science (since 2003) University of Southampton (new) CERN (2003) Queensland University of Technology (2004) University of Minho, Portugal (2005) Recently, NIT (Mumbai), Zurich University, U.Tasmania, University of Liege and others on the way … Key Perspectives Ltd

11 Case study I: ECS, Southampton School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton Mandate early 2003 Sanctioned in the sense that assessment is based upon repository content It works Key Perspectives Ltd

12 Case study II: Minho University Minho University, Braga, Portugal Repository established 2003 Mandate introduced 2005 when self-archiving rate dropped off Mandate backed by financial incentives paid to departments Key Perspectives Ltd

13 Minho University repository Mandate introduced (Data courtesy of Eloy Rodrigues) Key Perspectives Ltd

14 Case study III: QUT QUT, Brisbane Mandate introduced by DVC Tom Cochrane at the beginning of 2004 Not sanctioned, but supported by vigorous and sympathetic library advocacy Key Perspectives Ltd

15 Mandate when? At acceptance for publication: the authors final version Mandate the deposit at that point Mandate OA to full-text unless there is a compelling reason against this If there is a compelling reason, mandate OA to metadata Mandate opening of full-text at 6 months The publishers PDF can be added, or linked to, later Key Perspectives Ltd

16 Your repository: full or near-empty? Collects institutions outputs in one place Shop window / showcase for the institution Disseminates the institutions outputs Provides the locus for measurement and assessment of the institutions efforts Increases the impact of the institution Key LtdPerspectives

17 The USouthampton conundrum… Key Perspectives Ltd The G-Factor rankings (universitymetrics.com)

18 Thank you Key Perspectives Ltd


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