LRA hits 5,000 records
Posted by gazjjohnson on 21 June, 2010
The LRA (our institutional repository) has just passed 5,000 records. Created in 2006 as a project, the LRA has shifted from project to service in the last year. Last May saw the biggest change in the institutional framework when the University Senate approved the University of Leicester Research Publications Policy (aka our institutional mandate) requiring researchers here to submit any and all of their research publication outputs (articles, reports, working & conference papers etc) for inclusion; where copyright allows.
While we’re still some way from achieving this, it is safe to say we’ve had a flood of new material coming into the LRA in the past 12 months, and hopefully this will continue. In the coming year we’re looking towards augmenting the LRA with data from the Research Office’s research publications database (RED), and a hopeful integration with the next iteration of the research information management system – which should help speed our creation of records, and allow my hard working team to focus more closely on checking the rights situation of full text items.
My big thanks to the whole LRA administration team for their incredible hard work over the past year; and into the next!