Apologies for the lengthy delay between posts. It’s very bad form on my behalf but it has been an exceptionally busy couple of months.
We have been involved in the Research Excellence Framework Bibliometrics Pilot Exercise, so it was a summer of collecting references. Now we wait whilst the company doing the data crunching, Evidence Ltd tidy up the material submitted then start investigating the metrics. Results won’t be back until next March but details on the Bibliometrics pilot are available from the HEFCE website – http://www.hefce.ac.uk/Research/ref/
Otherwise, the summer was spent working with the Eprints Services team at Southampton. We have taken the big step of changing to a hosted Eprints solution. We have Eprints 3.1, and have started populating it, pulling in our old material from existing systems and DSpace. I really think it’s a beautiful interface, especially for depositing items. The Eprints team have been really helpful, very patient and it’s great to be able to draw on their expertise. There’s still a lot of tidying of the references now in there to be done, but we’re hoping to launch late next January. Progress!