Monash University

Monash University Library

Research Infrastructure Divsion

Primary Contact:
Andrew Harrison
Research Repository Librarian
+613 99052682

Program Overview

The Monash University Research Repository provides a place for the Monash research community to store and manage digital research data and related publications. The repository aims to promote Monash research by making it discoverable and accessible online for the world wide research community. The repository contains accepted versions of published works like books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. Non-published manuscripts and grey literature like theses, technical reports, working and discussion papers, and conference posters are collected. Research data holdings, data sets, image collections, audio and video files are also included in the repository.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: services are distributed across several campuses

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1.5); paraprofessional staff (3)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); ETDs (906)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: poetry; prose; environmental crisis; Geographic Information Systems; Environmental data

Top publications: Philosophy Activism Nature; Applied GIS

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; graduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): VITAL

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: cataloging; metadata; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Planning new software to replace existing repository software to allow easier self-submission of research data as primary focus of the library's efforts. Publications will be handed back to the university research office and the new system will integrate with a new CRIS system to allow automated dissemination of publication data. Theses publication will be automated within the Graduate School for the collection of digital only theses manuscripts and published automatically into the new library system.
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