This is a brief reminder of why it is a good idea to deposit the full text of your items into ORO.
Most of all it will enable interested parties to gain access to your research more easily. This is especially true if we are able to make the text downloadable. The ‘accepted manuscript’ (aka ‘postprint’) is the version most likely to achieve this. This is the final post-peer-review version that you send to the publisher. We can convert from Word to PDF if necessary.
Please note we cannot accept a preprint (pre-peer-review) version.
Also, we check publishers’ copyright rules before making text downloadable and err on the side of caution – we can also set embargo periods – so please don’t let uncertainty over permissions put you off.
Even if we cannot make the text downloadable, having it stored in ORO offers benefits:
• When a request for a copy of the text comes in via ORO you will have the option to click to ‘Accept the request’ within the email – ORO then sends a copy to the enquirer, saving you time and effort.
• It also helps to preserve your work – offering a safe back-up in case your copy is lost or corrupted.
• ORO will be the source of the OU’s REF submissions, so depositing relevant items now will make us better prepared.
We are happy to add the full text to items retrospectively – please email to lib-ORO-team with the item title or ORO item number.
When you email a text in response to an enquirer, please copy us in and we can then upload it into ORO.