Embedding repositories

The RSP Embedding Guide

Over the past few years, there have been a number of JISC funded projects and other institutional initiatives which have focused on the embedding of research repositories into organisational systems, policies and processes. The results have been documented in websites, blogs, conference presentations etc but they have not been synthesised into a coherent whole.

The aim of this guide is to do just that i.e. collate the learning and experience of previous work into a clear, well organised tool that is of practical help to repository staff in the UK. The guide is multi-media including textual content, video clips and a self assessment questionnaire which provides an "embedded score" to help a repository manager to focus on areas for development.

Repositories Take up and Embedding Projects

The JISC Repositories: take-up and embedding projects (#JISCrte) aim to improve institutional services that rely on the repository by enabling take-up of the lessons and benefits from the most successful repository applications, tools and good practice. JISCrte is funded by the JISC Information Environment Programme 2009-11 and this portfolio of 6 projects aims to contribute to the progress of embedding repositories within academic life in the UK Higher Education (HE) environment. The RSP is responsible for co-ordinating the progress and activities of the JISCrte projects and guiding the dissemination and co-ordination of their findings.