RSP and the JISC Repository Projects Call

7th January 2009, by

Are you thinking of putting in a project proposal for the latest JISC call? If so, the RSP can help you.

The RSP exists to help repository projects contextualise their work, contact other people, and help to pass news, ideas and best practice around the community.

There is no need for RSP to be a full partner in your proposal for us to work with you on certain things - see below. We can disseminate ideas and practical results that come from your work to the rest of the repository community. Having said that, our staff already have a full work programme. Therefore, if you anticipate needing appreciable help from the RSP with advocacy, advice, or technical support, or would like to work with us as a full partner in your project, then please get in touch to discuss this.

The RSP can:

  • promote the results of your project with suitable audiences through the RSP Outreach Programme
  • distribute project literature to our contacts, through our events and consultancy visits
  • put pointers in place through our website to highlight the results of your research and development
  • help you and the community to identify best practice and practical results from your work for use by the community
  • highlight any events that you organise, through the RSP website

In return, we would like you to:

  • give us information on your work, and provide updates as it develops
  • be prepared to answer any questions we receive about your work and ideas
  • engage with the community in general through RSP e-mails, wikis and events
  • provide a speaker and/or material for any RSP event that relates to your area of work

Do note that while RSP is here to support the dissemination of project results and support building communities of practice, it is unlikely that JISC will see the RSP as being sufficient as the sole dissemination route for your material! In other words, you will have to make some separate provision within your project bid for the dissemination of information and project outputs.

JISC has funded us to work in this way and encourages projects to play a full collaborative part in this dissemination and support work. Amber Thomas, the JISC Programme Manager for this area says:

"We don't want people to start from scratch. We want members of the community to learn from each other, to collaborate, and to share their challenges. The Repositories Support Project is here to help repository managers and projects, and provides access to a wealth of experience"

We look forward to hearing from you about your work.


For further information contact RSP.

Alternatively, email RSP Support or phone 0845 257 6860.