ethesis@nitr-Repository Policies

Policy for 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 provided:
    • the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given
    • the repository is mentioned
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.

Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced in any format or medium
    • for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
    • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
    • a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
  3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.

Content Policy for types of document & data set held

  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Science General
    • Technology General
  3. The repository is restricted to:Theses and dissertations
  4. Deposited items may include submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
  5. Principal Languages: English

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, and registered students of the institution
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of the repository, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
  4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  5. No embargo policy defined.
  6. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  7. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
    • Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
    • Where possible, software emulations will be provided to access un-migrated formats.
    • It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
  3. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
  5. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder.
  6. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • Falsified research
  7. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  8. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are not retained.
  9. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  10. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  11. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
    • The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
  12. No closure policy defined.