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Holly Limbert

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Holly Limbert
L205, Kedleston Road Library

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday - Friday: 08:30 - 17:00
01332 592791
Hi there, I am Holly the Repository and Open Access Librarian. It is my job to manage, promote and develop our Institutional Repository, UDORA. I also facilitate the submission and deposit of our authors, researchers, and academics research outputs; monitoring and reporting on deposits and downloads and any other usage indicators which then enables me to identify the impact and reach of UDORA. I also ensure that appropriate metadata standards are upheld maintaining the quality and discoverability of our records. One of my key roles is to monitor our compliance with the Open Access requirements for the Research Excellence Framework and other external funding body Open Access mandates.

As a service, UDORA aims to support sharing and dissemination of scholarly outputs of all academic staff at Derby; essentially, to support you in communicating your research with as wide an audience as possible.

I can offer training on how to use UDORA and Open Access in the form of 1-1 or group sessions, so please get in touch should you wish to arrange something with me and I will be more than happy to accommodate!


Please get in touch with me if you want help with:

• Institutional repositories and preprint servers
• Advice and guidance on the different routes to achieve Open Access: Green and Gold etc
• Understanding publisher policies in relation to depositing copies of your work in UDORA or uploading to a social networking site
• Complying with funder Open Access policies from Research England’s Open Access Policy for REF 2021 to UKRI, Horizon 2020, Wellcome Trust, etc.
• Guidance on Plan S and Transformative publishing deals
• Uploading evidence to the Impact Case Study collection in UDORA
• Raising your online publication profile and becoming more visible as a researcher
• Persistent identifiers (ORCID and DOIs)

If you've any comments or suggestions for UDORA's development, please do get in touch.

Postgraduate Research Students:

Please get in touch with me if you want help with:
• Submitting your final thesis to UDORA
• E-theses in UDORA

My Guides

Open Access
Last update: Oct 15, 2021 845 views
Open Access Resources
Last update: Sep 20, 2021 50 views

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