The UC Research Repository is an open-access database of original research authored by Canterbury academics, researchers and postgraduate students. The aim of the Repository is to expose UC-authored research to as wide an audience as possible, by providing free access to full-text research through common internet search tools, such as Google Scholar and SCOPUS.
The Repository provides an enduring archive for Canterbury research, and features a well-structured, search engine friendly database format. The Repository is integrated with the UC People & Research Database and the Research Profile. We are also a member repository of the National Library of New Zealand's Kiwi Research Information Service (KRIS). NZResearch.org.
The UC Research Repository is has the following:
- Provides a highly complementary, barrier-free source of scholarly communication
- Each piece of research is given Provides a unique, permanent URL to each piece of research
- Complies with publisher copyright policies
- Opens up your work to a much wider potential audience
- Research appears quickly in Provides access to the research via ubiquitous search tools (Google Scholar, SCOPUS and others)
- The Repository is Is fully integrated with your Research Profile
- It's Is easy to contribute to - full support provided
- Easily Provides easily accessible statistics
You can add your research in one of three ways:
- Self submission via the UC People & Research Profiler Database - check our quick guide to uploading research for more details
- Emailing the full-text research to the Repository, or your Information Librarian
- Using the thesis self-submission guidelines
While this sounds like a lot of effort, we believe that these terms are a reasonable compromise, and serve to get the articles out into the public realm, while protecting the interests of the publishers. While some of us might not agree with the idea of restrictions on access at all, this is a pragmatic solution - and it's always good to havea happy publisher.
Confused if you can add a specific version of your paper to the repository? Librarians around the world have contributed to a site that brings publisher information together at Sherpa RoMEO. Type in the name of the journal and it gives you a standard way of understanding which version of your paper (if any) you can upload. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want more information about licences or copyright.
For a (very) simplified view of how the preprint, postprint and published formats fit into the publishing process, read this document.
We send out results for Colleges and the University as a whole every three months.
From the start of 2013 we included reporting by college.
- Repository Overall Report for 2013
You can find statistics for a group of authors within a College, School or department. You can view all works for an individual author in the Repository. You can also create a list of the 'top' PBRF-eligible items in the Repository as a whole, or by College, School and departmental units, and do the same for theses.
SHERPA - Clearing house for publisher copyright policies (Southampton University)
Publishers allowing use of their PDFs in repositories (Source: SHERPA)
OAI - Open Archives Initiative, including detailed information on the OAI-PMH protocol
Full guide to adding your research