Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Introducing: RePosit

The RePosit project is a collaboration between 5 HEIs all of whom use or are in the process of migrating to using a publications management system as a primary deposit interface to their digital repositories. The project aims to enhance the uptake of this interface within each institution, and to develop training and support materials for this use case (identified by SONEX as one of the most significant deposit use cases), which are of value to all HEIs in this situation, irrespective of the software that they use.

The project will begin with a review of existing strategies for increasing uptake based on previous JISC projects, and move on to the implementation of training and support materials which will then be used at each of the partners to both enhance the repository and validate the training approach. These materials will be available to the community as a whole as they are developed. Simultaneously advocacy programmes will be run at the partner institutions to encourage engagement by researchers.

Finally, the project will evaluate its success by comparing before-and-after statistics for the repository content, by examining the potential number of deposits from the publications management system, and by soliciting feedback from the users as to the effectiveness of the software and the training approach.

The project plan is currently under development and will be available on this blog shortly.

posted by: Richard Jones

Monday, July 26, 2010

Next meeting date

Just a quick post to say that the date for our next project team meeting has been set for Monday 13th September - and this second meeting will be in Exeter.

posted by: Lizzie Dipple

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Welcome to RePosit

Welcome to the JISC-funded RePosit project's blog, which will be the place to follow our progress during the project's life cycle. There will be regular informative updates from the whole project team as well as tweets. We officially started yesterday, with the project team's kick-off meeting held at Queen Mary, University of London. It was a really good start with plenty of ideas, discussion and the sketching out of real project activities.

Project team photo below!

The meeting attendees were:
back row, l to r - Ian Tilsed (University of Exeter), Ellie James (Keele University), Nicola Cockarill (University of Plymouth), Richard Jones (Symplectic Ltd);
middle row, l to r - Lizzie Dipple (Symplectic Ltd), Sarah Molloy, (Queen Mary, University of London), Claire Parry (Queen Mary, University of London), Bo Middleton (University of Leeds);
seated, l to r - Jodie Double (University of Leeds), Rachel Proudfoot (University of Leeds), Jill Evans (University of Exeter).

posted by: Lizzie Dipple, RePosit project manager