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Loughborough University



  • Managerial WTE: 0.8
  • Administrative WTE: 0.8
  • Technical WTE: 0.05
  • Total WTE: 1.65
  • 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: Some staff are members


  • Level of mediated deposit: Partially. Repository staff edit records fed into the repository taskpool when an academic has uploaded full-text in the university’s Symplectic publication database. The file version and copyright are checked and additional metadata is created.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Full text only
  • Percentage full-text: 100%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. A new Institutional Repository policy was passed in September 2011 requiring deposit of certain categories of publication and strongly encouraging the deposit of other research outputs.
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes. Based on the OpenDOAR policies tool.
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Datasets, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Software, Theses, Unpublished works
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. Many articles of an academic nature are not peer reviewed these days so we do accept these.
  • 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: Fully . The IR has been linked to the university’s Symplectic publication database using a repository tools module.
  • Commercial CRIS system: Yes
  • Which one?: Symplectic
  • Bids for external funding: Yes
  • More about the repository:

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