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DRO unavailable 28/5/2021 from 7.00 - 8:00 am
Posted Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 16:56:09 EST by Michelle Watson

DRO will be unavailable for an hour on Tuesday 28/5 due to essential maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Elements upgrade, 20/5/2021
Posted Wed, 21 Apr 2021, 16:56:50 EST by Michelle Watson

Elements will be upgraded to version 6.1 on May 20, 2020 and as a result will be unavailable from 8am - 5pm.

This new version of Elements provides a refreshed, contemporary look and feel, including a redesigned homepage, a rearchitected Elements menu and a revamped ‘My publications’ display.

The upgrade also brings a new feature called the ‘Reporting hub’, potentially allowing all reports to be viewed, run and managed, all in one place.

Further information about the visual and functionality enhancements is available via the Publications wiki.

Please contact DRO Support if you have any queries or concerns.

ERA 2018 Journal list implemented in Elements
Posted Thu, 20 Aug 2020, 09:02:15 EST by Michelle Watson

From August 19 2020, automatically assigned Field of Research codes in Elements will be based on the ERA 2018 Journal list, replacing the previously used ERA 2012 list. The assigning of FoR codes mainly impacts journal articles, and is based on an ISSN lookup.

The Fields of Research label will reflect the automatically assigned FoR from the ERA 2018 list, and will be non-editable;

  • Researchers will continue to enter six digit FoRs via “Author Assigned Fields of Research” in Labels.
  • Note that the 2018 Field of Research codes will be applied retrospectively. All six digit author-assigned codes will remain in place.

Please contact if you have any queries.

New templates to support NTROs
Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 16:54:05 EST by Michelle Watson

New NTRO templates available October 14 2019

New templates to describe Non Traditional Research Outputs (NTROs) will be available from Monday, October 14.

There are three new templates:

- NTRO portfolio

- NTRO (non-textual) – used to describe Artworks; Audio publications; Conference, Exhibition or Events; Moving images; Performances; and Photographs

- NTRO (textual) – used to describe Reports, and Creative writing (including Poems, Short stories, and other creative pieces)

The templates have been designed to record information in support of ERA and WAM, and replace the individual, format-specific templates currently in use. The new templates also feature Help links to NTRO-specific pages that have been created on the Publications wiki.

Please don’t hesitate to contact if you have any queries or comments.

New Unpaywall link in DRO
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 12:47:42 EST by Michelle Watson

The chances of finding Openly Accessible publications has been improved with the addition of Unpaywall links in selected DRO records.

How does it work?
Whenever you pull up a full record display in DRO, Unpaywall will check to see if an open access version is available. If it is, an Unpaywall badge will appear at the bottom of the DRO record - see for example this record.

What is open access?
Open access is a publishing movement aimed at making publicly funded research freely available for the public to read, no longer behind paywalls or library subscriptions.

Open access may increase exposure for your work and result in higher citation rates, and allows the public, practitioners, and policy makers to access your research.

More information on OA is available via the Library website.
New Indigenous Content search feature
Posted Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 10:06:39 EST by Michelle Watson

A new tag has been added to publications that feature content about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Now, you can easily locate publications in this category by entering search terms then selecting the 'Indigenous content' check box on either the DRO home page, or on the Advanced Search menu.

Alternatively, you can find ALL publications with the tag by simply checking the box and selecting Search (or press the Enter key).

The tag has been added retrospectively via a semi automated process. If you are a researcher and have found that your publication doesn't feature the tag (but should), or conversely shouldn't feature the tag, please contact DRO.

ORCIDs now displaying in DRO
Posted Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 09:41:18 EST by Michelle Watson

If you have created an ORCID ID and connected it with your Elements account, your ID will now display in DRO, alongside your name, in the full record display.

The ORCID IDs are active links, which go to your ORCID profile.

Don't have an ORCID?
Visit Deakin University Library's ORCID website to find out more about the benefits of obtaining an ORCID ID and how to obtain one.

Automatically assigned FoRs
Posted Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 14:27:27 EST by Michelle Watson

Elements now has a new feature - the automatic assignment of Field of Research (FoR) codes for some publications.

This new feature will make workflows more efficient, and mean that publications are viewable in DRO and Find a Researcher more quickly.

To find out more, check out the new Help page.

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