Ghosts, Gary Embury

Ghosts (Centre for Fine Print Research: Reading Aloud Project, 2008)
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Glossary

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A

accepted version

The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version.
Source: LSE London School of Economics. (2008) Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff (accessed 13.06.2011)

advocacy

Verbal support or argument for a cause.
Source: Pearsall, J. and Trumble, Bill (eds.) (1995) Oxford English Reference Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press

artefact/artifact

A product of human skill and creativity.
Source: Encyclo: Online Encyclopedia. (2007) Artefact (accessed 03.06.2011)

author version

Refer to personal version.

B

bibliometrics

Bibliometrics is the generic term for data about publications.
Source: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2011) Glossary of Statistical Terms: Bibliometrics (accessed 13.06.2011)

C

creative commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
Source: Creative Commons (accessed 10.06.2011)

cross-searching

Searching across two or more sources such as databases at the same time with a single search.

D

deposit

Uploading items into a repository either metadata only and/or full text and/or images of work.

digital object identifier (DOI)

A DOI® (Digital Object Identifier) is a name (not a location) for an entity on digital networks. It provides a system for persistent and actionable identification and interoperable exchange of managed information on digital networks.
Source: DOI. (2008) Introductory Overview (accessed 13.06.2011)

disambiguate

To remove uncertainty of meaning from (an ambiguous sentence, phrase, or other linguistic unit).
Source: Oxford University Press. (2011) Disambiguate (accessed 03.06.2011)

draft version

Early version circulated as work in progress.
Source: LSE London School of Economics. (2008) Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff (accessed 13.06.2011)

G

granularity

The level of detail at which an information object or resource is viewed or described.
Source: DCMI Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. (2004) DCMI Glossary: G (accessed 13.06.2011)

I

institutional repository (IR)

An open access archive, maintained by the institution and usually containing items resulting from research at that institution.

intellectual property rights (IPR)

Intellectual Property Rights: someone’s rights relating to ideas, products, and work that they created and that can be protected by a copyright, patent, or trademark.
Source: Macmillan Publishers Limited. (2009-2011) IPR definition (accessed 13.06.2011)

M

mandate

An official command or instruction by an authority.

mediated or proxy deposit

Deposit made by a third party, usually repository staff.

metadata

Data describing data.

O

open access (OA)

Something anyone can read (or view).
Source: EPrints. (2011) Open Access Glossary (accessed 13.06.2011)

output

The product of a process, especially of manufacture, or of mental or artistic work.

P

personal version

The author version without the publisher's layout and formatting.
Source: LSE London School of Economics. (2008) Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff (accessed 13.06.2011)

plan

A formulated and especially detailed method by which a process is to be done.

policy

A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.

post-print version

The final version of an academic article or other publication - after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author's final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.
Source: SHERPA. (2011) Glossary of Open Access Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terms (accessed 12-04-2011)

pre-print version

In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers.
Source: SHERPA. (2011) Glossary of Open Access Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terms (accessed 12-04-2011)

published version

The publisher-created published version.
Source: LSE London School of Economics. (2008) Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff (accessed 13.06.2011)

publisher PDF

A pdf of the article with the publisher layout and formatting.

R

Repository Support Project (RSP)

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is a 5.5 year JISC-funded initiative contributing to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within UK higher education institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it benefits the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs.
Source: RSP. (2011) RSP About (accessed 10.06.2011)

research

Research and experimental development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.
Source: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2002) Basic Definitions and Conventions: Research and experimental development (accessed 10.06.2011)

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) was a system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions and completed in 2008.
Source: HEFCE. (2009) Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) (accessed 13.04.2011)

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014.
Source: HEFCE. (2011) Research Excellence Framework (REF) (accessed 13-04-2011)

S

self-archiving

To self-archive is to deposit a digital document in a publicly accessible website, preferably an OAI-compliant Eprint Archive.
Source: EPrints. (2011) Self-archiving FAQ (accessed 1313.06.2011)

SHERPA

Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access UK Project dedicated to promoting the implementation and use of Open Access repositories.
Source: SHERPA. (2011) Glossary (accessed 12-04-2011)

SHERPA-LEAP

SHERPA London E-prints Access Project Consortium of open access e-print repositories developed for seven University of London institutions. The Consortium is led by UCL.
Source: SHERPA. (2011) Glossary (accessed 12-04-2011)

SHERPA/RoMEO

SHERPA Rights Metadata for Open archiving Database of the copyright transfer policies of academic publishers and their journals.
Source: SHERPA. (2011) Glossary (accessed 12-04-2011)

soft deposit

Deposit made through an additional tool/interface such as a desktop application uploading tool.

strategy

A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.
Source: Google. (2011) Dictionary: strategy (accessed 10.06.2011)

submitted version

The version that has been submitted to a journal for peer review.
Source: LSE London School of Economics. (2008) Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff (accessed 13.06.2011)

U

Uniform (or Universal) Resource Identifier (URI)

Short for Uniform Resource Identifier, the generic term for all types of names and addresses that refer to objects on the World Wide Web.
Source: Webopedia. (2011) URI (accessed 10.06.2011)

Uniform (or Universal) Resource Locator (URL)

A URL is one type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI); the generic term for all types of names and addresses that refer to objects on the World Wide Web.
Source: Webopedia. (2011) URL (accessed 10.06.2011)