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UCL, University College London, University of London



  • Managerial WTE: 1
  • Administrative WTE: 1
  • Technical WTE: --
  • Total WTE: 2
  • Number of individual staff that work on repository whole or part time: 2
  • Core repository team or staff distributed throughout different departments: Core repository team
  • Membership to UKCoRR: Yes, Some staff are members


  • Level of mediated deposit: Partial - people other than repository staff (e.g. departmental admin, researchers) create records and then these are checked by repository staff. Records by current staff or research students are created in a linked publication system. Records with full text are checked by repository staff for copyright permissions and to ensure the metadata complies with copyright conditions.
  • Accept metadata records or full-text only: Both. Also accept metadata only records
  • Percentage full-text: Approximately 3% of nearly 220,000 records (August 2011)
  • Currently have institutional policy / mandate: Yes. Details available via
  • Currently have preservation policy for repository: Yes
  • Content types included in repository: Research articles, Journal issues, Datasets, Conference Papers and Presentations, Books and Chapters, Multimedia (images, video, sound), Designs, Exhibitions, Software, Patents, Scholarly Editions, Artefacts, Compositions, Performances, Reports, Discussion/Working Papers, and Theses
  • Quality assurance policy for research content: We accept peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed materials. Although most content is currently peer reviewed.
  • 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): No. Students define their permissions in a submission form - in or out, plus any embargo period.

Institutional context

  • Department with lead responsibility for repository: UCL Library Services
  • Integration / plan for integration with research management systems: Partial integration ongoing process
  • Commercial CRIS system:
  • Which one?:
  • Bids for external funding: Not known
  • More about the repository: We have technical support from colleagues in Library Services and Information Systems. In terms of advocacy, site and subject librarians assist us with the promotion of UCL Discovery. Our promotional video can be seen via UCLTV at

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