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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)



  • Managerial WTE: 1
  • Administrative WTE: 1.5
  • Technical WTE: 1
  • Total WTE: 3.5
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 15
  • 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 - people other than repository staff (e.g departmental admin, researchers) create records and then these are checked by repository staff. Most submissions are fully mediated, but we leave academic colleagues the option to self-deposit.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: 20%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No. Metadata addition is compulsory, and staff are strongly encouraged to deposit full text.
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Datasets, Conference papers, Books, Theses, Unpublished works, Working papers, Blogs
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. We take the broad view that, as long as the item can be considered a research output of the School, we will accept it.
  • Currently have e-theses deposit policy: No
  • E-theses policy is opt-out (i.e. the thesis will be made OA unless the student requests an exception): N/A

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: No plans at the moment
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. SHERPA LEAP support for set-up.
  • More about the repository: We store all theses in LSE Theses Online a separate repository to be launched late 2011.

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