There are a number of data sources that identify research publications of OU researchers at point of acceptance or publication. We can use these data sources to help populate ORO and ease the burden of data entry for the researcher.
For a month (in the first instance) we will be using Scopus, Web of Science, Jisc Publications Router and some publisher feeds to identify OU research outputs and push them into the respective OU researcher’s ORO user area. Once here the researcher will receive an email telling them that the ORO record has been created. We will ask the researcher to check the record and to add a copy of the Author’s Accepted Manuscript (if required by the HEFCE Open Access Policy) before returning the item to the ORO review area. The item will then be checked in the usual way before being made live.
I expect there will be some duplication and the purpose of the pilot is to see how effective this approach is in helping researchers meet the HEFCE Open Access Policy. All comments on the pilot are welcome.