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  • Oxford University Research Archive ORA -
  • Software used: Fedora
  • Contact: Sally Rumsey


  • Managerial WTE: 0.6
  • Administrative WTE: 1.0
  • Technical WTE: 1.0
  • Total WTE: 2.6
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 3
  • 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
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: 50%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No. A preservation policy for the Bodleian Libraries is in preparation.
  • Content types included in repository:

Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Theses, Unpublished works

  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. Deposited materials must be authored by research members of the University. The only exception is items attached to Oxford conference events held in the repository which might be authored by external researchers.
  • 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: Partially - in the process of implementing this. We are working with one Academic Division to integrate the two systems.
  • Commercial CRIS system: Yes
  • Which one?: Symplectic
  • Bids for external funding: Yes
  • More about the repository: We are currently developing a parallel data repository which will hold what can be loosely described as 'non-text' items
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