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Association for Learning Technology


The ALT Open Access Repository is run by the Association for Learning Technology, a professional and scholarly association.


  • Managerial WTE: 0.005
  • Administrative WTE: .075
  • Technical WTE: 0.003
  • Total WTE: 0.083
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 4
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: Some are located in other departments
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Some staff are members


  • Level of mediated deposit: Partial - people other than repository staff (e.g departmental admin, researchers) create records and then these are checked by repository staff. Most of the records are created by ALT staff.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: --
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No. We are not an institution
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No. But we should
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Learning resources, Conference papers, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Unpublished works, Monographs
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. If we think an item might be useful to our community we would generally accept it. A loose test, therefore.
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: No.
  • E-theses policy is opt-out (i.e. the thesis will be made OA unless the student requests an exception): N/A

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: N/A We are too small an organisation to have departments.
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: N/A
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. We got our repository up and running as part of the JISC funded wALTer project

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