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University of Portsmouth



  • Managerial WTE: 0.333.
  • Administrative WTE: 0.
  • Technical WTE: 0.
  • Total WTE: 0.333.
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 13.
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: Trained depositors are located in departments. Administration / management of the repository is carried out by Library staff.
  • Membership of UKCoRR: The repository Aministrator / Manager is a member.


  • Level of mediated deposit: Fully mediated. People other than repository staff - e.g. trained departmental administrators (2 per Faculty for each of the University's 6 Faculties), researchers, lecturers - create deposits which are then checked by repository staff and published to the respository's live archive. Occasional training courses are provided for staff who would like to self-archive, but attendance is not mandatory. New depositors are encourage to read the guide we have wriiten to depositing materials in the repository.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records.
  • Percentage full-text: ~30%.
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No.
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes. Design, maintenance and hosting of our institutional repository have been outsourced to EPrints.
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Book chapters, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Unpublished works. A partition in our repository contains a growing number of undergraduate dissertations and taught master's degree dissertations. Authorisation to download the full text of these objects is validated by our LDAP server.
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials.
  • 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: Research Office.
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: No plans at the moment. (We are hoping to build on the increasingly CRIS-like features of EPrints rather than purchase a separate CRIS).
  • Commercial CRIS system:No
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: No.
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