Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deposit Strand


This project will seek to embed institutional deposit into the academic workflow of the researcher at almost no cost to the researcher. We will work with Mendeley and Symplectic to allow researchers to synchronise their personal research collections with institutional systems at no extra effort. We expect to significantly increase deposit rates as a result.

This strand builds on previous JISC programmes and other work in this area that have dealt with the issues around the deposit process and as mentioned above, seeks to lower the barrier to deposit:

  • "Jisc Depost" event that preceded the funding of these projects: the list of current deposit tools that have been built  and the themes/patterns beginning to emerge in these deposit situations.
  • There have been a range of other JISC projects that have worked in the deposit solution.
  • Open Access Repository Junction offers an API that supports redirect and deposit of research outputs into multiple repositories.
  • Open Access policies are listed by ROARMAP and Sherpa-Juliet, and these may suggest research communities where deposit might be a concern for researchers.
  • SWORD is a widely used application nationally and internationally.
  • Various "Shared Infrastructure Services" projects, such as Sherpa-RoMEO, openDOAR and Names offer functionality that can support deposit.
  • Text mining tools/services by organisations such as Yahoo's term extractor, Thomson Reuters's Open-Calais, Nactem's tools for researchers and other services also provide opportunities to enhance deposit.
Projects

DepositMO: Modus Operandi for Repository Deposits

The DepositMO project aims to develop an effective culture change mechanism that will embed a deposit culture into the everyday work of researchers and lecturers. The proposal will extend the capabilities of repositories to exploit the familiar desktop and authoring environments of its users. The objective is to turn the repository into an invaluable extension to the researcher’s desktop in which the deposit of research outputs becomes an everyday activity. The target desktop software suite is Microsoft Office, which is widely used across many disciplines, to maximise impact and benefit. Targeting both EPrints and DSpace, leveraging SWORD and ORE protocols, DepositMO outputs will support a large number of organisations. The ultimate goal is to change the Modus Operandi of researchers so that repository deposit becomes standard practice across a wide number of disciplines using familiar desktop tools.


DURA – Direct User Repository Access

This project will seek to embed institutional deposit into the academic workflow of the researcher at almost no cost to the researcher. We will work with Mendeley and Symplectic to allow researchers to synchronise their personal research collections with institutional systems at no extra effort. We expect to significantly increase deposit rates as a result.


See Also > Dura Project with Mendeley and Caret 


RePosit: Positing a New Kind of Deposit

The RePosit Project seeks to increase uptake of a web-based repository deposit tool embedded in a researcher-facing publications management system. Project work will include gathering feedback from users and administrators and evaluating the tool's effectiveness; developing general strategies for increasing uptake of embedded deposit tools; compiling a community commentary on the issues surrounding research management system integration; and producing open access training materials to help institutions enlighten their users and administrators regarding how embedded deposit tools are related  to the work of the library and the repository.

The intention is to use the reduction in deposit barriers offered by the tool to enhance open access content, creating more full-text objects available under stable URIs. This will be used to demonstrate that repositories can play a part in the researcher's daily activities, and that a deposit mandate is viable for the partner institutions. Success is measurable by an increase in the number of open access items which is greater than the expected increase without use of the deposit tool and the advocacy throughout this project. Other outputs will take the form of documentation available freely on the web.


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