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:

Comments:

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

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Project – CIRCLE

Short Project Name: Common Institutional Repositories for Collaborative Learning Environments (CIRCLE)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation programme

Strand: Information Environment

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

Project URI: https://mw.brookes.ac.uk/display/circle/Home

Start Date: 1st Feb 2007

End Date: 31st July 2008

Governance: RPAG

Contact Name and Role: Stuart Brown, Project Manager

Brief project description:

Exploring the organisational, cultural, procedural and technical challenges in creating a singular repository to fulfil the roles usually provided by discrete Learning Object Management, Open Archive and scholarly repository systems. Delivering these systems into live operation. Collaborating with Intrallect to accelerate development. Advancing understanding and acceptance by the dissemination of the results of our work through the JISC programmes structures.

Outputs:

  • Establish Learning Object Management system.
  • Establish repository to hold and make available Brookes research outputs as an Open Archive.
  • Situate these developments within processes encouraging collaboration, self-direction and sharing.
  • Explore the wider relationship between these repository applications and other content management and collaborative technologies.
  • Share the experience and promote an advance in thinking on the relationships between repository types and their integration with complex and diverse user communities.

Comments:

No significant outputs found as at 22nd January 2009 other than project website and conference presentations.

Output – The Depot – Service Quality Repository

Title: The Depot Service Quality Repository

Date Released: Approx November 2007

URI for Output: http://deposit.depot.edina.ac.uk/

Summary of contents:

“The purpose of the Depot is to enable all UK academics to share in the benefits of open access exposure for their research outputs. As part of JISC RepositoryNet, the Depot is provided as a national facility geared to support the policies of UK universities and national funding agencies towards Open Access, aiding policy development in advance of a comprehensive institutional archive network”

The Depot offers the following features:

  • a re-direct service, nicknamed UK Repository Junction, to ensure that content that comes within the remit of an existing institutional repository is correctly placed.
  • accepts deposit of e-prints from researchers at institutions that do not currently have an Institutional Repository (IR). The principal target is postprints, that is articles that have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication.
  • as  institutional repositories (IRs) are established, the Depot will support the transfer of relevant content to help populate those new IRs.  Meantime, the Depot will act as a keep-safe, notifying  institutions when deposits are made.
  • an OAI-compliant interface, so, like other open access repositories, its contents is available for harvesting, with special attention being paid to ensure that it can searched through the Intute Search, another part of JISC RepositoryNet.

Additional information:

Comments:

I created a Depot account and submitted a test item for the purposes of assessing the repository on the 27th November 2008. The was later removed. My observations following this are:

  • The repository browse functioned well and was responsive. The repository in general was working well.
  • When submitting an item, the submission page annoyingly scrolls to the top on opening hidden metadata fields (Firefox 3.0.4 , Mac OS X 10.5.5).
  • The submission process is lengthy.
  • No subject matches found for ‘jazz’, ‘journalism’ or ‘music’. Seems odd.
  • The process of adding a new version of an existing item is convoluted and tricky.  Similar for deletion – not intuiative.

The Depot repository would appear to match a large number of repository benefit and role categories, all of which are self evident. Feedback would be welcomed on these.

Ouput – DISC-UK Datashare – Outreach and dissemination

Output Name: Output – DISC-UK Datashare – Outreach and dissemination

Title: DISC-UK Datashare – Outreach and dissemination
Number of pages or page numbers: various (several ouptuts summarised)
Section:

Date Released:after September 2007

URI for Output:

Dissemination plan based on stakeholder analysis and experience in first year

Available in Project Plan, pages 13-15:

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/project_plan_datashare_webversion.pdf

Experience-based outputs for repository managers, e.g. use cases, scenarios or toolkits

Not sure where these are generated from other projects and inform DISC-UK or have been generated interally.

Papers and presentations at relevant national and international conferences

Available from: http://www.disc-uk.org/publications.html

Page is plit into ‘Publications’ (including presentations), ‘References on data support’, ‘References on data sharing’

Documentation, best practice guidelines, fact sheets on range of topics

Not sure where these are?

Design a training programme for support of research data analysis, management, sharing in libraries/institutions

 

Summary of contents:

• Dissemination plan based on stakeholder analysis and experience in first year
• Experience-based outputs for repository managers, e.g. use cases, scenarios or toolkits
• Papers and presentations at relevant national and international conferences
• Documentation, best practice guidelines, fact sheets on range of topics
• Design a training programme for support of research data analysis, management, sharing in libraries/institutions

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Ouput – Data Audit Framework and related pilots – King’s College London

Output Name: Ouput – Data Audit Framework and related pilots – King’s College London

Title: Data Audit Framework and related pilots – King’s College London
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Summary of contents:

Case study for Kings College London implementing the Data Audit Framework

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Ouput – Data Audit Framework and related pilots – Imperial College London

Output Name:Output – Data Audit Framework and related pilots – Imperial College London

Title: Output – Data Audit Framework and related pilots – Imperial College London
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Summary of contents:

Case study of Imperial College implementing the Data Audit Framework

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Ouput – Data Audit Framework and related pilots – University College London

Output Name: Data Audit Framework and related pilots – University College London

Title: Data Audit Framework and related pilots – University College London
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Summary of contents: 

Case study of  University College London, implementing the Data Audit Framework.

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