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 The DART-Europe project
 Towards developing a European theses portal




 Dr Paul Ayris

 Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer

 e-mail: p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk
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  Open Access in Europe
  DART-Europe
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  Open Access in Europe
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 Activity in the UK



  SHERPA has spear-headed the construction of 20
   repositories in research-led universities
     http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/
     Romeo publisher listing an international asset
       http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php
  UK Parliamentary enquiry into STM (Science, Technology
   and Medicine) publishing
     http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmsc
      tech/399/39902.htm
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 Open Access elsewhere in
 Europe


  Many other national European countries engaged in Open
   Access activity
     DARE in the Netherlands has created Open Access repositories in
      all Dutch universities
        http://www.darenet.nl/en/page/language.view/home
     Cream of Science now available
        Contains research outputs of 219 Dutch scientists
            46,146 publications
            60% of these are full-text papers
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 Pan-European developments



  Pan-European developments now underway
  EU-funded study on scholarly publishing has appeared
     http://www.enssib.fr/divers/liber2005/VANDOORENLIBER2005.pdf
     European meeting in Brussels in February 2007 to take this forward
  OpenDOAR
       Global listing of academic Open Access repositories
       Funded by JISC, CURL, SPARC Europe, OSI
       Working with Directory of Open Access Journals from University of Lund
       http://www.opendoar.org/
  GUIDE
     A European collaboration on e-theses championed by JISC and SURF
     New website to be http://www.guide-theses.eu/.
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  Open Access in Europe
  DART-Europe
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 DART-Europe



  Founding academic partners
       UCL Library Services
       Oxford University Library Services
       Trinity College Dublin
       Dartington College of Arts
       Ethos (UK) has Observer status on DART-Europe Project Board
       Other European academic partners being invited into membership
  ProQuest Information and Learning
     Technology partner
  http://www.dart-europe.eu/
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 DART-Europe partners
 - discussions underway


  DiVA for the Nordic countries
     http://www.diva-portal.org/about.xsql
  DissOnline for Germany
     http://www.dissonline.de/index_e.htm
  Ethos in the UK
     http://www.ethos.ac.uk/
  Colleagues in:
     Catalonia
     Hungary
     Finland
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 Objectives



  To work together for the discovery, retrieval and use of research
   theses from European universities
      Working in an Open Access environment
      Work underpinned by the Berlin Declaration on Open Access
      European in scope
      Aligned with national E-Theses developments in each member country
      And other pan-European developments
      To provide a ‘vanilla’ service, fully Open Access, which is free at point of
       use
      To develop a business model for Value-Added services
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 Architectures

  Institution/      UCL Dartington Netherlands           Nordic    Ireland
                                                 Spain                       Oxford Germany     etc.
  Country/                                               countries
  Consortium


  Deposit                                          Deposit Software


  Local /National
  Platforms
                     IR      IR        IR        IRs         IR     IRs        IRs     IRs
  & Access                                                                                    OAI
  Optional
  service                                              OAI                                             OAI
  Platform
                                                                                               Optional
  International                                                                             DART-Europe
  Platform                            DART-Europe portal                                  repository service
                                           DEEP                                               hosted by
                                       OAI                                     OAI
  Optional                                                                                    ProQuest
  Preservation
  Platform                                                                   ProQuest
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 Layers of service



  DART-Europe will
     Create a ‘vanilla’ service, conforming to Open Access principles
        E-Theses can be deposited in Open Access repositories
        Metadata harvested
        European portal (DEEP) created for a European view
        Content and software processes free at point of use
     Other elements are optional and can be charged by ProQuest
        Deposit tool
        Hard copy purchase
        Plagiarism/copyright check
        Preservation platform
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 Main DART-Europe outputs:
 Phase 1



  Customised deposit tool
  DART-Europe repository service
  DART-Europe portal (DEEP)
       http://www.dart-europe.eu/deep/
  Good practice guidance on E-Theses management
  Dissemination
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 Project timescales



  Phase 1
     18 months – June 2005-December 2006
     Major technical development now completed
     Deposit tool customised by partners
     Hosted repository service available
     DEEP portal has been created
        http://www.dart-europe.eu/deep/
     OAI Harvester has been developed
     Initial partners identified
     Discussions over Preservation Platform initiated
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         DEEP Portal
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                       search
                       term =
                       history
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       Link to DiVA portal
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                       Full text from
                       DiVA
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 Project timescales



  Phase 2 (2007-)
     Enlarge partnership, especially from
       Southern Europe
       Eastern Europe
     Define value-added services
       Optional to DART-Europe partners
       Can be charged
     Technology watch to ensure systems are best of breed
     Launch of DART-Europe as full service
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 Contacts



  Paul Ayris, UCL Library Services, Co-Chair
     p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk
  Chris Pressler, Dartington College of Arts, Co-Chair
     c.pressler@dartington.ac.uk
  Website
     http://www.dartington.ac.uk/dart/index.asp
  Project Team
     dart-europe@dartington.ac.uk
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 And finally




     Thanks for listening
     Happy to hear any questions

								
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