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Durham University



  • Managerial WTE: 0.1
  • Administrative WTE: 1.1
  • Technical WTE: 0.6
  • Total WTE: 1.8
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 6
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: Some are located in other departments
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Unknown


  • Level of mediated deposit: Partially - people other than repository staff (e.g departmental admin, researchers) create records and then these are checked by repository staff. User enters basic publication details in a university CMS. Library staff verify the record’s bibliographic data and check the publisher’s repository policy before depositing any attached file.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records. Both
  • Percentage full-text: DRO - 30% E-Theses - 100%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. The University Research Committee has reaffirmed our commitment to Open Access with a Durham University statement – for the full text see .
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Books, Theses, Unpublished works (grey literature)
  • 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): Yes. In means of requested embargo period.

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Planned but not in progress. It is currently being discussed.
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: No
  • More about the repository: ''Durham Research Online is a web-accessible database of records describing Durham University’s research outputs such as journal articles, book chapters, conference and working papers. Full-text of an output is attached to its record if the copyright agreement with the publisher permits. Usually the post-print – the author’s final, peer-reviewed manuscript – rather then the published version. Content can be used free of charge for non-commercial, personal study.

Durham e-Theses contains copies of all postgraduate research theses passed by Durham University since 1 October 2009. In addition Durham University Library is in the process of digitising its extensive collection of PhD, MPhil and Research Masters dissertations from 1899 onwards. Once digitised, the full text of dissertations will be made freely available for anyone to read.

The Durham University Library is also developing University Archives and Special Collections repository based on the Fedora-Commons software with various bespoken applications to disseminate its rich content, use this URL to explore it further. ''

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