QUT ePrints

The development and implementation of a university-wide self-archiving policy at Queensland University of Technology (QUT): Insights from the frontline

Callan, Paula A. (2004) The development and implementation of a university-wide self-archiving policy at Queensland University of Technology (QUT): Insights from the frontline. In Institutional Repositories: The Next Stage. Workshop presented by SPARC & SPARC EUROPE November 18–19, Washington, D.C. (Unpublished)

Abstract

At Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, we introduced a university-wide self-archiving policy in January 2004. The endorsement of the policy happily coincided with the launch of QUT’s new eprint repository, QUT ePrints.

What was the reaction of the QUT research community to the policy? Well, the sky didn’t fall in. So far, no objections to the concept or to the actual policy have been expressed. Has the policy facilitated efforts to populate QUT ePrints? In many ways, yes it has. While QUT ePrints was not immediately inundated with self-archived papers, within six months over two hundred papers have been deposited and the deposit rate is increasing steadily. Some disciplines have shown more enthusiasm, and depositing activity, than others. It has become apparent that our communication and promotion strategies and the supports provided need to be customised to suit the interests and research practices of each discipline group. A “one size fits all‿ approach was not very effective.

This paper will briefly describe the policy’s formulation and endorsement process and the way that the policy is currently represented and promoted to QUT researchers. It will also describe, and discuss the relative effectiveness of the various strategies that have been adopted at QUT to encourage and support self-archiving within the University.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

446 since deposited on 09 Dec 2004
40 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 573
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: eprints, self, archiving, policy, mandating, populating, content, open access
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (Please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 19:41

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page