For information describing items in the repository.
- Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
- 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 is
For full-text and other full data items.
- Access to some items is controlled.
- Single copies of full items can be:
- reproduced, displayed or performed, and given to third parties 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.
- the content is not changed in any way.
- Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis.
- Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
- This repository is not the publisher, it is merely the online archive.
For types of document and data set held
- This is an institutional or departmental repository for Northumbria University research
- The repository holds all types of research materials. Items may include:
- journal articles
- books, chapters and sections
- conference papers
- images and non-text materials
- Deposited items may include:
- submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review) – pre-prints
- accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts) – pre-prints
- published versions (publisher-created files) – post-prints
- Items may be individually tagged with:
- their peer-review status.
- their publication status.
Concerning depositors, quality and copyright
- Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, and registered students of the organisation, or their delegated agents.
- Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
- The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of the repository, valid layout and format, and the exclusion of spam.
- The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
- Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
- Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.(For mediated depositing the NRL administrators will assist with basic copyright checking)
- If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
- Items will be retained indefinitely unless University policy requires otherwise.
- 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.
- The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
- Items may not normally be removed from the repository.
- Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
- Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
- Legal requirements and proven violations
- National Security
- Falsified research
- Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
- Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
- URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
- Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
- Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
- 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.
- In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
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