Professional Briefings - Sheffield - Introduction to day

OR11, University of Texas, Austin
8th – 10th June 2011
Emily Nimmo
A National Model for Training and Skills
Overview of RSP and our context
How RSP and the UK repository community
have matured together
Skills set of the UK repository community
Training needs of the UK repository community
and finally
The Embedding Guide
The RSP Offers…
On site support
• Institutional visits – free, impartial consultancy from a team of
Enquiry service
•  -
•  - 0845 257 6860
Website Resources
• Briefing papers (technical & procedural)
• RSP Wiki pages
• Resource bank of links and references (publications etc)
Buddy Scheme
Conference events and workshops
The team...
36 one day
5 Residential Schools
1,147 delegates
From 226 institutions
85 consultancy visits
Valued by the community
“This event is possibly the best you have put on - and
the standard is already very high!”
“This has to have been one of the best work-related
courses I've attended. Not only do I feel that I have taken
on board an enormous amount of information that is
directly relevant to my job - and intellectually stimulating
to boot - but I feel I have made contact with a supportive
network of colleagues. All this, perfectly organised, and a
faultless, fabulous environment, too. Outstanding. Thank
Overall feedback for Phase Two
100% of attendees rated our events in phase 2
as Very Good or Good.
• 69% of attendees in phase 2 rated our events as Very
• 31% of all attendees rated our events as Good
The Repositories Support Project
Initially a 2.5-year JISC-funded project
• September 2006 – March 2009
• Lead Institution – University of Nottingham
• Partner Institutions – University of Southampton,
Aberystwyth University, Digital Curation Centre
(University of Edinburgh), UKOLN (University of Bath)
Second Phase – April 2009 – March 2012
• University of Nottingham
• Team of four – Project Director, Project Co-ordinator,
two Open Access Advisers
Context - Growth in UK repositories
“It’s interesting to see how the content of RSP
training and events has evolved as the repository
community has matured in the UK. I came along to
the Winter School as a speaker but didn’t expect that
I’d learn anything new. In fact, it’s been really
valuable and stimulating and I’ve learned a lot”
William Nixon, University of Glasgow, Speaker at the
Winter School, 9th – 11th February 2011.
Summer School 2007
Introduction to repository software
Demonstration of Eprints and Dspace
Making a business case
Copyright and Licensing – using RoMEO
Introduction to metadata
Advocacy and marketing
Winter School February 2011
Managing data – British Library Datasets
Programme, a case study using the Data Assets
Master class on integrating the repository into
the institution's policies, culture and systems
The CERIF standard
Repository Junction
Demonstrating value – performance measures
Backgrounds of UK staff
95% have first
74% have a post
grad qualification
Context – changing role of librarians
are no longer passive receivers
of information but active
disseminators of intellectual output for
entire universities”
Walters, T.O. (2007). Reinventing the library – How repositories are causing librarians to rethink their
professional roles. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 7(2).
RSP Embedding Guide and Self
Assessment Toolkit
Mark Hunter
Emily Nimmo