Implementing Policies: Key Resources
Repository Support Project (RSP)
Setting up a Repository (RSP)
Core set of documents which provides guidance on software, workflows and metadata.
RSP Embedding Repositories Guide
This guide has been published by the Repositories Support Project and will help institutions to get the best value from their institutional repositories through integration with other university systems, particularly research management systems. This can bring advantages to institutions, by:
- Helping in planning for the REF and reporting
- Promoting the university’s research in a global context
- Increasing engagement with businesses and the community
- Widening access to the university’ research generally
It is aimed at repository staff but will be of interest to other groups such as academic librarians and research management staff.
Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
Implementing an Open Access Policy (OASIS)
Excellent overview of key issues to consider in implementing an Open Access Policy.
The Optimal Open Access Policy for Institutions (OASIS) – and FAQ
Suggested text for the optimal wording of an Open Access Policy for institutions which provides recommendations for dealing with embargos and supporting text to address frequently asked questions.
JISC infokit on Digital repositories (JISC InfoKit)
An overview of the types of repositories and content types as well as their benefits.
The Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham
Case Study: Embedding Repositories at the University of Glasgow [PDF]
A short case study identifying strategies and key lessons in embedding an institutional repository at the University of Glasgow.