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Top Trinity Research

The TARA repository was established with the primary purpose of enabling open access to TCD research publications. Two approaches are being taken to getting content into the system:

(a) Self-Deposit via the Research Support System

TCD staff and postgraduate students now have the facility to deposit their fulltext documents (and other media) into TARA via the College Research Support System. The metadata (i.e. the bibliographic details) is automatically transferred to the repository when an individual clicks the new ‘Upload fulltext to TCD Repository’ button on the RSS publications entry screen. The file is uploaded using the familiar browse and select process.
Information on publishers’ copyright policies and on the benefits of open access to the individual researcher will be made available to College staff and postgraduate students to support this process.

(b) Mediated Deposit

Analysis of TCD research publications is being undertaken to identify the best methods to speedily populate the repository with high quality scholarly papers from Trinity. Permission is being sought from authors to allow Library staff to deposit their works into the repository and make them available on open access. Please contact us for further details.

Trinity College Dublin Electronic Theses and Dissertations

(a) Retrospective electronic theses and dissertations may be deposited via the Research Support System  in exactly the same way as other research publications are deposited.

(b) E-theses may also be deposited directly into TARA, when, for example, students have left College and their e-theses are held by the School. The electronic theses submission process is outlined here. Please contact us for information and assistance. A number of older e-theses has been deposited in this way by staff in the School of Computer Science and Statistics.

(c) ‘Live’ electronic thesis submission by postgraduate students (post-examination but prior to submission to Council) has been piloted in two Schools in College:

Records for electronic theses will be exported into the Library Online Catalogue. Click here to see our first ‘live’ e-thesis!

Electronic publishing, Open Journal Systems  and the  Journal of the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society 1847-

The entire backfiles of the 160-year old journal has been digitised and deposited into TARA in the form of individual papers (over 1,400 PDFs). The project has been generously funded by the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society. Future issues of this important journal will be published both in printed form and electronically via the repository. With systems support from the Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing, the Library is piloting the electronic publication of the journal using Open Journal Systems. The forthcoming issue of the journal is being published using this software.

Electronic publishing and TCD Computer Science Technical Reports

This well-known and frequently cited electronic collection is being deposited into TARA by School of Computer Science and Statistics staff.