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News from Deakin Research Online - our research repository

2014-07-11 14:55:30

We've reached 10,000 open access records!

The Library is very pleased to announce that Deakin Research Online (DRO), the University’s research repository has reached over 10,000 records in our open access research collection, a major milestone in open access at Deakin. 

The 10,000th record, Materiality, affect, and the aesthetic image is authored by esteemed Deakin University researcher, Estelle Barrett. 

Estelle is widely known for her past contribution to the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA). Estelle’s research interests include body/mind relations, tacit knowledge affect and embodiment in aesthetic experience and creative practice as research.

She is currently combining her research interests and her experience in research pedagogy and supervision in her role as Research and HDR Coordinator of the Institute of Koorie Education (IKE). This role allows Estelle to contribute towards developing the Institute’s new research agenda.

Deakin Research Online staff have worked with IKE to ensure all research output is described and accessible, where possible, through Deakin Research Online, and discoverable throughout the world. 

The IKE collection in Deakin Research Online has grown significantly over the past year with a 97% increase in the number of descriptive records now available. A significant number of these records are openly accessible. 

The rise in DRO open access records is a credit to our repository staff and the work they do with researchers and strategic research centres. Their assistance in complying with open access mandates of funding bodies, such as the NH&MRC and the ARC, as well as the University’s Research Conduct Policy, has resulted in a 46% increase in the past three years - an outstanding achievement for Deakin.