Output – UHRA – Self Archiving Support Materials

Title: UHRA repository self-archiving support materials

Date Released: Unknown

URI for Output: http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/uhra/promotion.html

Summary of contents:

Contains useful information on the process of self-archiving including how the submission process works and issues such as copyright, rights and permissions.

Additional information:


At http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/uhra/promotion.html

Output – UHRA – Training Sessions

Title: UHRA repository self-archiving training sessions

Date Released: May to July 2008

URI for Output: http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/uhra/news.html

Summary of contents:

Evidence of delivery of training outputs. Materials not available

Additional information:


Output – UHRA – University of Hertfordshire Research Archive

Title: The University of Hertfordshire Research Archive

Date Released: Approx September 2007

URI for Output: https://uhra.herts.ac.uk/dspace/

Summary of contents:

The main output from this project is the establishment of the University of Hertfordshire Research Archive. It is described as “.. a showcase of the research produced by the University of Hertfordshire staff (copyright permitting) which is freely available over the web” and ” .. provides a simple interface to enable researchers to self-archive the full text of their published work with just a few quick and easy steps.”

Additional information:


The archive/repository appears to be fully functional and contains 2556 items as at 30th January 2007.

Project – UHRA

Project Name: University of Hertfordshire Research Archive (UHRA)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation

Strand: e-Research, e-Resources, Information Envirnonment

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/uhrahertfordshire.aspx

Project URI: http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/uhra/

Start Date: 1st April 2007

End Date: 31st March 2009

Governance: RPAG?

Contact Name and Role: Monica Rivers-Latham, Project Manager

Brief project description:

The University of Hertfordshire had previously made an institutional commitment to increasing open access to scholarly communications through the establishment of the UHRA,a institutional repository of research outputs. The University has agreed a mandatory policy for deposit of published research, subject to publishers’ policies and permissions, and for deposit of higher degree theses.

The next stage JISC funded UHRA project will build on this robust foundation to address the two critical requirements for a successful repository:

  • achieving substantial ‘critical mass’ repository content
  • embedding sustainable self-archiving operational arrangements and practice across the University


  • Establishment of UHRA repository. The UHRA project will provide all the building blocks for embedding a self sustaining research archive within the workflow processes of the University and its Research Institutes
  • Enhancement of public open access to University of Hertfordshire research outputs
  • Identify and evaluate good practice models for embedding self archiving and of current and emerging standard
  • Disseminate and demonstrate good practice models
  • Support the national development of repositories
  • Final report


The main output from the project is the establishment of the repository/archive which has been achieved.