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University of St Andrews



  • Managerial WTE: 0.4
  • Administrative WTE: 1.5
  • Technical WTE: Hosted
  • Total WTE: 1.9
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 3
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: All are part of core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: All 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: Full text only
  • Percentage full-text: 100%
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: No
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: No
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Conference papers, Books, Software, Theses, Unpublished works
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. Our content is predominantly peer reviewed but we would accept preprints etc from our own academic staff, especially in disciplines where this a common method of communicating research. Repository full text content is fed by our CRIS. Content in the CRIS can be reviewed by the Directors of Research in individual academic schools so there is an element of quality control here. With regard to theses which are not part of the institutional mandate ie Masters, Portfolio, then we seek supervisor approval before we load these into the repository. So we would not automatically make this content available solely at the request of postgraduate authors.
  • 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: Already integrated. Fully integrated workflow with CRIS (PURE system) for publications metadata and full text to be transferred from the CRIS to the full text repository
  • Commercial CRIS system:Yes
  • Which one?:Pure
  • Bids for external funding: Yes. We launched our first pilot repository with funding from a JISC project. We have also bid for funding to enhance repository content so that research content could support teaching and learning in the institution. This attempt was not successful but we would consider future bids.
  • More about the repository: As an institution with a CRIS and a "repository" it is sometimes hard to simply answer questions re. the "repository". In our own case the Portal from our CRIS system is really the top level front end for our public facing research material and is the place with the full set of metadata (including metadata for full text items). The "repository" set is a subset of this material and is full text only. The "repository" still has a public face but it sits in the context of the other Portal and system. Suppose what we are really saying is that we know the definition of our "repository" but a lot of our users see it all as a suite of services and increasingly when we talk about these services to our users we don't give very strong definitions. Itís about the service they use to get data in, and the service they use to access that data. We also have a few other services in the institution which could be defined as repositories i.e. an image database and a service to store and provide audiovisual content.
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