The University of Derby, UK, recently held an event introducing its research department to UDORA, the University’s repository.
Philip Plowden, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, was the main speaker along with the Head of Research, Professor Paul Bridges. They spoke on the benefits of open access and institutional repositories for the institute, researchers, the library and the general public as a whole.
The day was hosted by Richard Finch, Academic Services Manager for the University Library and the repository team: Melanie Keady, E-Resources Development Manager; Tim Peacock, E-Resources & Interlending Administrator and Val Wilkins, Resource and Metadata Librarian who have all contributed to making UDORA a success.
It was a pleasure to be at the event and to speak directly with many researchers. There is a great deal of enthusiasm for the repository and, since the launch event, direct submissions to UDORA by researchers have increased significantly.
If you have any questions about UDORA or Open Repository, please do get in touch.
Claire Bundy, Open Repository Specialist