Open Repositories 2012

We proudly sponsored the Open Repositories conference (OR2012) for the second year in a row. After a week away, our repository team has returned to the office to share their experiences.

Graham was involved in presenting a poster with one of our clients, St. George’s. Watch him sum it up like a pro at the ‘minute madness’ poster session in the video below (52:10).

Working with the ULCC and St. George’s

The University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) and St. Georges worked closely with us to configure their EPrints repository so it would integrate with the actions of the Elements Repository Tools package.
By developing a harvesting routine to utilise the Repository Tools workflow in Elements, the metadata of publication activity stored in Elements was integrated into the records for the institutional repository. More on this coming soon.

About OR2012

For more about the conference head over to their website

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool