I’m at the point of drafting information to support the deposit of items into our repository. There’s a lot of good documentation out there for existing repositories, which surprisingly makes it quite difficult – I’m going to have to shoot off some emails requesting permission for re-use or risk plagarising wildly.. One thing I haven’t seen written up is advice on dealing with material which has been produced with sponsorship from industry. Most repositories don’t accept material with commercial implications, but is this an issue that needs awareness raising, perhaps to help with negotiations at the commencement of the sponsorship? This was brought up in our legal team meeting. Will restrictions placed by industrial sponsors pose as much of an issue for depositors as restrictions from publishers?
The Eden Project – we visited in late June. Excellent day out, even with weather like this.. a great example of building something great out of nothing.