The Power of the Mandate
Sue Hodges
Head of Collections and Digital Developments
University of Salford
Gregynog Colloquium
9th June 2010
Or The Road to Open Access
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University of Salford
Salford’s Heritage
 Founded in 1896 as the Royal Technical Institute
(merging 2 colleges founded in 1850s)
 Internationally renowned engineering and engineers,
science and scientists and technologists
 20th Century – University broadens to include
Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences
 Merger with University College Salford and Nursing
Colleges in 1996.
 Most recently, visual and performance arts,
media, business, the built environment,
law and health professions.
Salford Today
 Applied research and innovation across the disciplines
 Real-world teaching and learning
 Engagement and collaboration with government,
(business) industry and the professions
 Service to the community, enterprise,
internationalisation and social justice
Media City
 The University will open its new facility in
MediaCityUK in September 2011.
 Brand new state of the art facility, in
partnership with BBC and digital and
media industries
 FIRM - Framework for Innovation and
Research in MediaCityUK www.firminnovation.net
Salford’s Vision:
The University of Salford will be, by 2017, an
outstanding University renowned for
the quality of its engagement, humanity,
global reach and leadership in research,
innovation and education.
University of Salford Strategic Plan 2009/10 to 2017/18
Salford University Context
 Student Numbers16,887 fte
 Staff Numbers
2,600
 New Strategic Plan
 Six Key University Themes
 Six Strategic Goals
Six Key University Themes & Goals
Built &
Human
Environment
Energy
Enterprise
&
Innovation
Health &
Wellbeing
Human
Rights,
Social
Justice &
Security
Media,
Digital
Technology
& the
Creative
Economy
Salford Research Context
 40 research Centres, now aligned to 4 Faculties
 Research based around 6 University themes
 Research strengths – Built environment,
Information Management
 RAE 2008 – Top third of UK Universities in
terms of Research Power
Salford’s Research Goal:
To develop an international reputation as a
research-led institution that creates and
applies new ideas and creates
opportunities for individuals and the
knowledge economy
University of Salford Research and Innovation Strategy 2009-17
Information and Learning Services
 One of the first integrated library and computing services
in the UK (1988)
 Recently de-converged (2010)
 ILS currently responsible for:
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3 physical libraries & c10 PC labs
ICT support and training for staff and students
Library systems
Collections (digital and physical)
Institutional Repository (USIR)
Information literacy delivery
University print and copy services
Introducing a
Policy
Impact on
REF
Implementation
USIR
Measuring
Benefits
Monitoring
USIR Timeline
Mandate
Jan 2010
Modelling Scholarly
Communication Project
September 2009
Championed by new VC &
PVC Research & Innovation
August 2009
Full USIR Launch
July 2009
Project Established
July 2007
Open Access at Salford
 Initial USIR Policy “Strongly Encouraged”
deposits
 OA Mandate announced October 2009
 OA University from January 2010
 Mandates deposit of new Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
 Deposit of other research outputs is
also strongly encouraged
Why Open Access?
 Greater impact from scientific endeavour
 More rapid and more efficient progress of
science
 Novel information-creation using new and
advanced technologies
 Better assessment, better monitoring,
better management of science
http://www.corporate.salford.ac.uk/leadership-management/martinhall/blog/2009/09/
Open Access
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Immediate
Free (to use)
Free (of restrictions)
Access to the peer-reviewed literature (and
data)
 Not vanity publishing
 Not a ‘stick anything up on the Web’
approach
 Moving scholarly communication
into the Web Age
Why Mandate?
 Provides a more complete picture of research output from
the institution
 Ensures compliance with funders’ requirements
 Raises visibility of University research
 Supports authors in their work within the institution
 Preserves the intellectual assets of the
University
 Opens up knowledge – Putting
something back
Lost Citations, Lost Impact
 Say, Open Access brings 50% more citations
 Only around 15% of research is Open Access
 University X is therefore losing 85% of the 50%
increase in citations that OA brings (= 42.5%)
 Since University X invests £100m in research
per annum …this means lost impact worth
£42.5m to the university in 1 year
Alma Swan, Key Perspectives
The Early Bird…
Key Perspectives
Supporting the Mandate
 Endorsement from the Top
 VC Open Access Events
 Open Access Repository Group
 Business Case to Increase Staffing
 Faculty Champions
VC Roadshow
Open Access Research
Hall, Martin (2009)
Killing off Mickey Mouse : open
knowledge, open innovation
in: Education in a Changing
Environment Conference :
Critical Voices, Critical Times,
15-16 September 2009,
University of Salford.
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What Researchers Wanted…
 Mediated deposit
 Support with copyright issues
 Single entry for publication data (RMS and
USIR)
…What we are giving them
 Ongoing support and advocacy from
USIR team
 Mediated Deposit where required
 Guidance on retaining copyright
 Training from Information Specialists
 Development of easy deposit tools
SWORD, API’s
 Linking with publications database
Does a Mandate Work?
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Not in isolation
Needs continued support and promotion
‘Carrot’ rather than ‘Stick’ approach
Needs embedding into Research Publication
process
 Needs to include all types of research output
Measuring the Mandate
 Monthly Management Information sent to Centre
Managers and Strategic Leadership Team
 Benchmarking Citation Information
 Potential link to University PDR system
USIR Activity
USIR (University of Salford Institutional Repository)
Organisation:
University of Salford, United Kingdom
Description:
This is an institutional repository for the University of Salford's publications. Some
items are not available as full-text. Where full text isn't available you can request a copy from the researcher
who deposited the work, although many bibliographic records do contain a URL to external service providers,
which users may be able to view depending on their access arrangements.
OAI-PMH: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/cgi/oai2
Software: EPrints
Size:
1563 items (2009-02-19)
2670 items (2010-04-16)
Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Content:
Unpublished; Multimedia
Languages:
English
Policies: Commercial metadata re-use permitted; Re-use of full data items permitted for not-for-profit
purposes; Content policies defined; Submission policies defined; Preservation policies defined
Remarks: A well configured and easy to navigate site.
Directory of Open Access Repositories
USIR Statistics (1) - Downloads
USIR Statistics (2) - Deposits
Deposits to USIR
180
160
140
120
Number of 100
deposits 80
Self
Mediated
60
40
20
0
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USIR Statistics (3) - Live Records
Live records in USIR
3000
No. of records
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
May- Jun09
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Jul09
Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May09
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USIR Statistics (4) - Dashboard
USIR Team
 Repository Manager Development of USIR, Advocacy
 Metadata and Repository Officer Reviewing metadata,
improving processes, copyright clearance
 Library Systems and Repository Officer
Technical support and development of deposit tools
 Liaison Manager
(Research and Innovation)
Advocacy, bids etc
 Information Specialists
Training, promotion
Researcher Advocacy (1)
‘Champion
innovative means of
convening
and disseminating research activity’
Member of Central Research Team at Salford
http://knowmansland.com/
Researcher Advocacy (2)
Prof Charles Egbu – Head of Management
in Construction Research Centre
96 items in USIR
Researcher Advocacy (3)
Dr. Maria Burke – Information Systems,
Organisations and Society Research
Centre – 81 Deposits
Marketing and Promotion (1)
Marketing and Promotion (2)
 100th University to announce a Mandate
 Publicity in US Online
 OA Week
Prize for individual with most deposits
 VC event with plans for a follow on
celebration event – Sept 2010
 THES Article:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&s
torycode=409049&c=
Open Access Week
Competition 19 -23rd October
• Dr Farid Meziane most self deposits since USIR was launched :
"USIR has been a very good experience for me. Having over a
thousand downloads during my first year of using the repository is
wonderful. It takes less than five minutes to deposit a publication
and the rewards are fantastic.“
• Dr Sameh Hanna most FT self deposits during Open Access
week: "In the relatively short period of time since I deposited some
of my publications, I have been contacted by fellow researchers with
similar research interests. This has helped me to network with
scholars working in my area."
• The story has also been published on US online and on the USIR
web site.
Modelling Scholarly Communication
• JISC10 Conference 12 -13 April 210
• Alma Swan, JISC funding
• Houghton model
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/events/2010/04/presentations/o
penaccess1.pdf
Digital Repository – Future Plans (1)
 Examine implications of Research Excellence Framework with
regard to USIR and Seek
 Develop further collections to support research e.g. e-theses,
datasets, learning objects
 Examine E-journals their use, value and impact – JISC report
 Examine how existing collections can support research needs
 Work with Research and Graduate College and
Faculties to establish priorities for developing
research information resources
Digital Repository- Future Plans (2)
Data
Teaching
& Learning
Research
USIR
Collections
Digital
Repository
Strategy
New
interface
Public
Health
Online
E-Theses
Archives
Digital Repository - Future Plans (3)
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Archive Samples
Exam Papers
Off air recordings
Video, images & other Salford content
Mandate for doctoral theses
Integration with current research management system
Research process and workflow
project
The Power is with You…
University of Salford
becomes 100th
University to launch an
Open Access Mandate
Email: [email protected]
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