Repository Services Day

23rd April 2008

Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University of Nottingham

If you are a:

  • Repository manager
  • Information professional
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • or are involved in administering research grants and supporting researchers,

then this day was for you!

RSP was pleased to facilitate this event which showcased key repository and search services available to the UK repository and research community.

Participants were assumed to have a good understanding of Open Access. For those not already familiar with OA an overview was available from the SHERPA website. Although presentations focused on the advanced use of the services a prior knowledge of these services is not necessary.

Research funder policies vary in their requirements as do the policies of publishers with respect to what and when articles can be deposited. The first part of the day focused on the services available to explain and simplify those policies and will highlight recent developments in these services.

After coffee the focus moved to the current availability of repositories in the UK and included the advanced features of repository directories and presentations on several unique UK repositories.

The final part of the day looked at a range of search services available for finding OA materials held in repositories both in the UK and worldwide.

The day ended with a short workshop where participants were be able to discuss current services, formulate suggestions for improvements and identify future services. Recommendations resulting from this workshop were forwarded to JISC and hence participants had an opportunity to directly influence future service development.

As with all RSP events the day was offered at no-cost to attendees.


Time Description More info.
09:30 Registration and refreshments  
10:00 Welcome & Overview – Chris Pressler  
10:10 JULIET – Bill Hubbard Download
10:35 RoMEO – Jane Smith Download
11:00 Refreshment break  
11:25 OpenDOAR and ROAR – Peter Millington Download
11:50 The Depot – Theo Andrew Download
12:10 Jorum – Janine Rigby Download
12:30 Lunch  
13:30 EThOS – Antony Troman Download
13:50 OAIster and BASE – Mary Robinson Download
14:10 Intute Repository Search – Vic Lyte Download
14:30 Workshop: Services of the Future? – Bill Hubbard Download
15:30 Discussion Download
16:00 Close  


For further information contact RSP.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.