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University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)



  • Managerial WTE: 0.01
  • Administrative WTE: 0
  • Technical WTE: 0.05
  • Total WTE: 0.06
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 2
  • 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: No mediation - People other than repository staff create records and make them live
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: Historically (over all years): 8315/15386 = 54% Deposits since start 2006: 5194/6566 = 79%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Datasets, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Patents
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. We accept anything as long as it is clearly labelled (metadata)'non-peer reviewed'
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: Yes. Historically, we have expected students to deposit their thesis, but we have not policed this or chased it up. In that sense it is entirely voluntary. Our school considers theses to be another type of research output. Now, the institutional policy has overtaken our department adhoc policy and theses are now handled centrally by the library in the institutional repository. We have 133 theses since start 2006.
  • 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: ECS (School of Electronics and COmputer Science)
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Partially - in the process of implementing this. Our school/departmental repository is integrated with the school/departmental research management systems.
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: No. Although we have used the outputs of various JISC projects to improve the repository

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