I wrote this short update on the Lincoln Repository for a University committee this week: you might as well see it.
- The Repository now contains more than 3,700 research output records, with 30% available as Open Access full text. A report on outputs published during Q3 of 2011 was submitted to the RIEC committee in March 2012.
- The list of University departments on the Repository has recently been updated to reflect the new college structure: future quarterly research output reports will reflect this change.
- An outline plan for technical development of the Repository (to ensure a ‘REF ready’, stable platform for integration with other University Research & Enterprise services) has been submitted to the PVC for Research.
- The Library will be taking a subscription to SciVerse Scopus, the citation data service which is to be used in the REF. Scopus data will be integrated into Repository records.
- Individual authors’ Repository publication lists are now displayed on individual web profiles in the staff directory and on the University website. This is helping to improve the quality of Repository metadata as authors request corrections and additions to their web profiles.
- There have been a number of recent public statements in support of Open Access to published research outputs, from: the Department for BIS (speech by David Willetts); the Guardian; Harvard University; RCUK; STM; UK Council of Research Repositories.
- The Lincoln Repository team can be contacted on: email@example.com
 David Willetts’ statement: http://www.bis.gov.uk/news/speeches/david-willetts-public-access-to-research
 Guardian articles: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/open-access-scientific-publishing
 STM list of signatories: http://www.stm-assoc.org/publishers-support-sustainable-open-access/