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Southampton Solent University



  • Managerial WTE: <0.1
  • Administrative WTE: <0.1
  • Technical WTE: <0.1
  • Total WTE: <0.3
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 5
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: All are part of core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Some staff are members


  • Level of mediated deposit: No mediation. We operate on a creator deposit basis - we will do the occasional check on deposits and assist if help required but we have no dedicated repository staff. If we can get data from research exercises, then the Library will help to add the data to get the IR populated but this is done as/when we have time.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: 25%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No. Staff are encouraged as part of the university's research and enterprise policy but there is no official mandate
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes. Items will be retained indefinitely, unless there has been a successful take down request. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility. It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some obsolete or unusual file formats. The repository regularly backs up files according to best current practice.
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Theses, Unpublished works
  • 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: Library
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: No plans at the moment
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. Applied for HEFCE RES funding to set it up
  • More about the repository: There are no dedicated repository staff so support of the IR is picked up by Library staff. We rely on lecturers or other depositors to certify that they have copyright permission to deposit full text content.

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