UC Research Repository Statement on Reuse, Metadata and Preservation

UC Research Repository Statement on Reuse, Metadata and Preservation

Metadata

Information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes and re-sold commercially provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
  3. For more information, please see webpage: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/repository.php

Data

Full-text and other full data items
  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
  2. All full items are individually tagged with differing rights permissions and conditions.
  3. For more information see webpage: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/repository.php.

Content

Types of document & data set held
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. University of Canterbury Research Repository holds all types of materials.
  3. Deposited items may include:
    • working drafts
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  4. Principal Languages: English; Maori
  5. For more information, please see webpage: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/repository.php

Submissions

Depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, registered students, and employees of the institution, or their delegated agents.
  2. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications, although they may delay making them publicly visible to comply with publishers' embargos.
  3. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors
  4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  5. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  6. If University of Canterbury Research Repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
  7. For more information see webpage: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/repository.php

Preservation

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. University of Canterbury Research Repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
    • It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
  3. University of Canterbury Research Repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • Falsified research
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are not retained.
  8. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  9. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
    • There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
  10. In the event of University of Canterbury Research Repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  11. For more information see webpage: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/repository.php