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University of Leicester



  • Managerial WTE: 0.33
  • Administrative WTE: 1.6
  • Technical WTE: 0.1
  • Total WTE: 2.03
  • 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: All staff are members


  • Level of mediated deposit: Fully -repository staff create records, add all metadata, check copyright and upload full text
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: 49.8% (March 2012)
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. Implemented in May 2009, getting <20% compliance still
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes. But only in the OpenDOAR format - nothing operational
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Datasets, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Software, Theses, Unpublished works. Our senior management are very clear - research outputs only. Anything that's even close to being an OER type object is barred.
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. Other than above comment, we have none. If an academic deems it 'research worthy' it is included.
  • 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. Mandated deposit as condition of PhD since 2008.

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Implemented in late 2011 and now the primary route for non-thesis deposit.
  • Commercial CRIS system:Yes
  • Which one?:Symplectic
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. Not successfully mind you.
  • More about the repository: There is also a sort of OER at Leicester and the beginnings of a Data Repository. But those are outside my remit/control though I know the people working with/on them.
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