For all researchers who have an obligation to comply with NH&MRC funding mandates for depositing research output in an open access repository, we would like to advise that DRO staff will, on deposit of research in DRO, perform extensive checking of publisher permissions and embargoes to assist in complying with this mandate.
Please ensure you have signed a DRO deposit agreement (a one off agreement) and provided a post print (accepted manuscript following peer review) of your research, as most publishers will allow open access to this version of your work.
Please contact Robyn Collis for further DRO open access information and assistance or Bronwyn Hicks for advice on signing publishers agreements.
In preparation for Excellence in Research for Australia 2015, DRO staff will be prioritising the processing of records for research output that fall within the reference period of 2008-2013. The likely staff census will be 31 March 2014 and we encourage all eligible staff to submit your research to DRO.
Thank you for your patience, we will continue to process records that fall outside that period as soon as possible.
The Library is pleased to announce the new-look DRO website is now live.
DRO, the University's research repository, has re-designed its site, consistent with the Library’s website, covering both new information pages and the DRO interface.
We've made some great improvements, including:
The new information pages include updated content, covering About DRO, Depositing research, Research data collections, Open Access & copyright, Tools, resources & FAQs.
All access is via the My DRO button in the top menu – where you can access Create a record and My created items.
When you login to MyDRO you will see the functionality remains the same – it is just the skin has changed.
The browse functions are now located in the search box.
You know the repository as DRO – so we’ve decided that it’s going to be our official sub-brand name and therefore it is used consistently across the new site.
You’ll find a feedback tab located on the right side of DRO and Library web pages. For all enquiries and requests to DRO staff please use this feedback button.
We hope you enjoy the improvements and we look forward to hearing your feedback.
DRO has reached 1,279,669 downloads and is moving towards 10 million record views.
The download count has risen dramatically in 2012 and 2013 which can be attributed to the vast increase in the number of openly accessible items in the repository.
The number of openly accessible research output items continues to go from strength to strength, made possible through DRO.
Open access items increased from 7209 in July 2013 to 8475 as of 10 January 2014.
Open Access is the concept that research should be freely available online for anyone to access, in particular access to publicly funded research, which allows for greater and more effective dissemination and discoverability, leading to increased citation counts.
DRO staff will continue to focus on open access to ensure that the University’s research community benefits from increased citation counts and improved impact of the research.
This easy to use resource outlines the core components of open access (e.g., reader rights, reuse rights, copyrights, author posting rights, etc.) across the continuum from “open access” to “restricted access”. Its aim is to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on journal policies.
Please use, re-use and pass along!
Provided by SPARC for Open Access Week 2012
Open access promotes the sharing of information globally, which benefits researchers, institutions and the wider community.
Deakin Research Online (DRO) encourages all Deakin researchers to consider open access. For researchers, open access to their work offers them increased visibility, usage, and citation for their work. As well as storing research outputs DRO stores metadata describing the research. This metadata adheres to international standards that permits the exposure of the research data to a range of discovery tools like Google and TROVE, which allows for improved accessibility.
DRO staff check all material added to the repository to ensure it meets publisher or copyright owner requirements. To take advantage of this service please sign a DRO Deposit Agreement.
The agreement is a non exclusive licence which gives DRO the ability and responsibility to store and communicate your publications. Of course you still retain the rights to your work as copyright owner.
To submit your Deposit Agreement or make an inquiry please contact DRO
Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.