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University of Cambridge


The University of Cambridge has three repositories - a main publications archive and two specialist repositories:

This is the University's main repository, based on DSpace.


  • Managerial WTE: 1
  • Administrative WTE: 1
  • Research Data Support WTE: 1 (temporary)
  • Technical WTE: 2 (1 Systems Manager and 1 Software Developer)
  • Total WTE: 5
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 6
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: All are part of core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Some staff are members


  • Level of mediated deposit: Level varies according to department. The DSpace@Cambridge team provide mediation on request and for articles included in e-theses.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Full text only
  • Percentage full-text: 100%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes. Please see at
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Datasets, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Software, Theses, Learning resources, Unpublished works
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials
  • 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

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: University Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Partially - in the process of implementing this
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: Yes
  • More about the repository: Details about policies etc. can be found on the repository support web site:
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