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University of Exeter



  • Managerial WTE: 1
  • Administrative WTE: 0
  • Technical WTE: occasional as required (<0.1)
  • Total WTE: 1
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 2 (1 WTE with minimal tech support not more than .10 of a full time post outside of funded development work)
  • 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: Level varies according to department. Most additions to the repository are performed by subject librarians or the repository manager and this is a service that is offered through the Library. Self deposit is permitted, either by the author or a proxy depositor in a department (approval then carried out by subject librarians or repository manager) but little used.
  • 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: No. Not currently but one is in development as part of work on the research data repository project
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Learning resources, Datasets, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Software, Theses, Unpublished works. But note that each of our repositories holds a different sort of content, e.g., ERIC: research outputs; OER: learning resources; DCO: images, multimedia; ERDMS: will hold research data.
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: Yes. Theses deposit (PhD, MPhil and MbyRes) is mandatory
  • E-theses policy is opt-out (i.e. the thesis will be made OA unless the student requests an exception): Yes. Students are entitled to ask for an 18 month embargo to allow time for them to publish work. The embargo can be extended further with the approval of the supervisor. Similarly, in the case of 'sensitive' content the thesis can be embargoed. The majority, however, are open access.

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Partially - in the process of implementing this. As part of the JISC RePosit project ERIC is being integrated with our CRIS (Symplectic). The system should be available later in summer 2011
  • Commercial CRIS system:Yes
  • Which one?:Symplectic
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. Both DCO and Open Exeter were created as a result of successful bids for funding from JISC - the main reason why we have so many repositories for different content types.
  • More about the repository: Repository development is high on our agenda, particularly the integration of repositories to make searching and deposit easier for users, and the embedding of repository use in the research lifecycle (through integration with Symplectic, for example, and development of skills and awareness through a programme of advocacy).
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