UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Enhance the impact of your research with UCL Eprints Suzanne Tonkin Bartlett Library Site Librarian UCL Eprints Project Officer e-mail: [email protected]
UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What is UCL Eprints? Eprints are: electronic versions of research papers full-text journal articles; conference papers; book chapters etc UCL Eprints = Open Access repository of UCL research papers
Open Access repositories free, online, utilizing standards complement existing publishing processes UCL Eprints homepage: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/ UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What is UCL Eprints for? Disseminate research more widely:
removes access barriers allows easy dissemination by authors Make research more visible: search/browse within UCL Eprints indexed by search engines repositories are cross-searchable as one virtual repository structured environment allowing targeted searches
Provide a showcase: choose your view: author; dept/research group; faculty views updated dynamically embed view link in websites Provide access legally Provide access quickly UCL LIBRARY SERVICES
OA increases number of potential users Growing evidence that OA articles - discernible difference* in terms of frequency of citation UCL Eprints statistics @ April 06 Top paper downloads -126 Average number of downloads per day 318 Number of full text articles @ 24 May 2006 922
* Harnad, S. & Brody, T. Comparing the Impact of Open Access (OA) vs. Non-OA Articles in the Same Journals, Dlib Magazine, 10(6) 2004: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/june04/harnad/06harnad.html UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Total full text downloads per month 14000 12000
Depositing papers within UCL Eprints Send paper as an attachment to [email protected] When accepted for publication No cut-off date Peer-reviewed manuscript where possible i.e. the author version Any format
UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Eprints staff then Check copyright permissions Catalogue and load full text where possible In Press
Add bibliographic record where a full text load is not possible Keep full text on file Negotiate with publishers Add full citation details on publication Published Link to the publishers version Peer-reviewed papers marked as such
General information on Open Access, including a directory of existing archives and a self-archiving FAQs: http://www.eprints.org/ OAIster cross-repository search engine: http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/ The effect of open access and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a bibliography of studies:
http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html RCUK proposed position statement on access to research outputs: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/access/index.asp Wellcome Trust position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTD002766.html
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