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Brunel University



  • Managerial WTE: 0.5
  • Administrative WTE: 1.1
  • Technical WTE: 0.5
  • Total WTE: 2.1
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 4
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: All 4 members of staff are part of core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Not at present


  • Level of mediated deposit: Partially - people other than repository staff (e.g. Academic staff use the Symplectic database system to push their articles through to the repository. Repository staff then check the record and archive the article. Repository staff archive other publication, for example, Theses, directly to the repository.''
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Full text only
  • Percentage full-text: 100% (Over 90% contain full-text, others include links to the full text article).
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Unpublished works
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. We need to know whether the paper has been submitted anywhere or what the article is (i.e. working paper, etc.)
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: Yes
  • E-theses policy is opt-out (i.e. the thesis will be made OA unless the student requests an exception): No. The university policy is that the thesis must be submitted to the repository before the award letter is issued.

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Partially - in the process of implementing this. A project has just started to integrate several university systems. We have the two publication systems (database and repository) already integrated.
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. The university has received funding to link the systems.
  • More about the repository: BURA provides a showcase for the Universityís research publications by making the full-text freely available via the Internet, subject to copyright permissions. Archiving on BURA is not intended to be an alternative to standard publication but is a complementary approach to disseminate Brunelís research outputs as widely as possible. As of July 2011 BURA provides free access to more than 4,900 full-text publications.

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