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Library-Mediated Deposit: A Gift to Researchers or a Curse on Open Access? Reflections from the Case of Surrey

Daoutis, Christine A. and Rodriguez-Marquez, Maria (2018) Library-Mediated Deposit: A Gift to Researchers or a Curse on Open Access? Reflections from the Case of Surrey Publications, 6 (2), 20.

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Abstract

The University of Surrey was one of the first universities to set up an open access repository. The Library was the natural stakeholder to lead this project. Over the years, the service has been influenced by external and internal factors, and consequently the Library’s role in developing the OA agenda has changed. Here, we present the development and implementation of a fully mediated open access service at Surrey. The mediated workflow was introduced following an operational review, to ensure higher compliance and engagement from researchers. The size and responsibilities of the open access team in the Library increased to comply with internal and external policies and to implement the fully mediated workflow. As a result, there has been a growth in deposit rates and overall compliance. We discuss the benefits and shortcomings of Library mediation; its effects on the relationship between the Library, senior management and researchers, and the increasing necessity for the Library to lead towards a culture of openness beyond policy compliance.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Library and Learning Support
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Daoutis, Christine A.C.Daoutis@surrey.ac.uk
Rodriguez-Marquez, MariaM.Rodriguez-Marquez@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 23 March 2018
DOI : 10.3390/publications6020020
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Additional Information : This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Access and the Library
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 26 Apr 2018 11:54
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/846312

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