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University of Reading



  • Managerial WTE: 1
  • Administrative WTE: .75
  • Technical WTE: 0
  • Total WTE: 1.75
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 9
  • 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: 25%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. It is described as a 'policy' and not a mandate. It is not enforced.
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes. The current effort for the repository is on gaining content rather than preservation, so in practice very little attention is given to the preservation policy.
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound)
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. The preference is for peer reviewed items only, but in practice we accept other scholarly research publications and arts outputs. Determining whether items are sufficiently scholarly to be in scope is up to repository staff but guidance from academic Schools is now being sought.
  • 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: Planning Support Office
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: No plans at the moment. We do include name of funder and name of projects in CentAUR, via an autocomplete based on data supplied by the research office.
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. JISC start-up project
  • More about the repository: NB The 25% deposit rate for full texts is based on 2010 and 2011 publications in CentAUR. About 35% of metadata records are deposited with a full text, but this falls to 25% after copyright checks.
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