Publication Details

Micheal Organ, Leveraging research quality assessment exercises to increase repository content - an Australian case study, Paper presented at the CAIRSS (Council of Australian University Librarians Institutional Repository Support Service) Community Day, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, 10 September 2010, 7p.


The legacy of Australia’s national research quality assessment process – Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) - at the University of Wollongong during 2010 was improved integration between the institutional repository and research management systems, and a move towards digitisation of the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) with consequent flow-on of metadata and digital objects to the institutional repository. Whilst ERA was a diversion from the task of securing open access content through faculty promotion and one-on-one contact with researchers, it nevertheless gave rise to a semi-automated process which promised improved rates of content acquisition.