All entries for March 2008

March 26, 2008

Some video footage – to promote our project and submission form

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A video of me introducing our work: very natural and just as you would find me at a meeting! It improves two and a half minutes in, when I begin demonstrating the submission form... it was captured very quickly, and is something that I might point people to if/when I get some very general enquiries.

March 25, 2008

Advocacy through subject librarians – and a directories mashup

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I've been pretty busy of late, liaising with our pilot departments and setting up liaison with a second phase of departments. Trying to drum up some submissions to our repository and to recruit an assistant to help handle them as and when they come in.

To this end I held a briefing event last week for our Academic Support crew, which is our Subject Librarians and their teams. Sophia Jones came from the RSP to speak, and I also involved our very own Legal Compliance Officer at Warwick as a presenter. It's good to ensure that other library staff are clued up about repositories, copyright and publisher issues, as well as what we're trying to achieve with WRAP because they are our front line of liaison with the departments and there's no way I could keep up the level of involvement I have had with our pilot departments across all the departments at Warwick. Plus, the repository provides another "way in" for our Subject Librarians to department activities.

After the event itself I wondered a little more about the difference between ROAR and OpenDOAR, so I did a little more reading. I think the biggest difference is that OpenDOAR vet their entries through human processes. I also came across the Google maps mashup that I've linked to from here. All are ways to find a repository, should you ever wish to. My own perception is that people won't be searching for repositories as such, but for repository content, and then they won't even know (or care?) that it has come from a repository, because they will have found it through one of their regular search engines. But for other repository managers, these directories are pretty handy, so that we can find out who else is out there and what they are doing.

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