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University of Hertfordshire



  • Managerial WTE: 0
  • Administrative WTE: 0.8
  • Technical WTE: 0.2
  • Total WTE: 1
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 2 (part time)
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: All are part of core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: 2 members


  • Level of mediated deposit: Fully mediated, but items deposited by a variety of people. Historically self-archiving has been very low, but since the Research Information System has gone live we have experienced an increase. All deposits are checked by repository staff.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: 65%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. It is a mandate but as yet there are no sanctions.
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Learning resources, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Unpublished works, Technical Reports
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials (non-peer reviewed are only some technical reports and conference papers).
  • 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

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Already integrated - Using Pure by Atira.
  • Commercial CRIS system:Yes
  • Which one?:Pure
  • Bids for external funding: Yes
  • More about the repository: We commenced with a 'full text only policy' for the first 5 years. Then we began adding metadata only too. This meant that we had a well established log of full-text, when we reached 5,000 items over 3,500 were full-text. The new RIS software is more user-friendly, and has encouraged staff to self-archive in readiness for REF.
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