Versions of Eprints - user Requirements Study and Investigation Of the Need for Standards
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Work plan

 

The VERSIONS Project will be delivered through five work packages:

Project Management and Reporting (WP1)

User Requirements Study and Repository Use (WP2)

Publications List Analysis (WP3)

Guidelines and Standards (WP4)

Dissemination and Evaluation (WP5)

 

Project Management and Reporting (WP1)

Objective: To manage the entire project and to ensure that the JISC Project Management Guidelines are adhered to. To liaise with stakeholders
Deliverables: Project Plan and Core Project Documents; formation of alliances with standards bodies and stakeholders; exit strategy
Timescales: Months 1-19

 

User Requirements Study and Repository Use (WP2)

Objective: To carry out and report on a user requirements analysis into researchers' attitudes and expectations of digital repositories; to survey users on their current use of institutional and subject repositories; to further survey users on their current practices regarding retention of author versions of their work
Deliverables: Report on user attitudes towards deposit and accessibility of different versions and on current use of repositories; report on current practice on retention of author versions; online questionnaire - available for re-use by BOS subscribers
Timescales: Months 1-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications List Analysis (WP3)

Objective: To discover the extent of current availability of usable legal versions for open access repositories by analysing publications lists already available for more than 50 European economists participating in the Economists Online subject repository project
Deliverables: Report highlighting how the issue of versions in digital repositories in different European countries has an impact on the relative success of populating repositories with content
Timescales: Months 1-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines and Standards (WP4)

Objective: To develop best practices guidelines on description of versions and liaise with other stakeholders to produce standards
Deliverables: Toolkit and web page for wide dissemination to authors, researchers, publishers, librarians and other stakeholders; standard document proposed and disseminated to stakeholders
Timescales: Months 3-18

 

 

 

 

 

Dissemination and Evaluation (WP5)

Objective: To disseminate throughout the JISC community and beyond the findings of the user study and standards documents developed; to evaluate the project and its tangible outputs
Deliverables: Project website; contributions to mailing lists; articles; papers at workshops and conferences; feedback from researchers and stakeholders on value of project outputs
Timescales: Months 1-19

 

 

 

 

 

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