Etheses - A Saurashtra University Library Service

Repository Policies

Metadata 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.
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://etheses.saurashtrauniversity.edu/policies.html

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, and displayed or performed
    • for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
    provided:
    • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
    • a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
    • the original copyright statement is given
    • the original rights permission statement is given
    • the content is not changed in any way
  3. Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis
  4. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  5. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
  6. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
  7. For more information see webpage: http://etheses.saurashtrauniversity.edu/policies.html.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Science General
    • Arts and Humanities General
    • Agriculture, Food and Veterinary
    • Fine and Performing Arts
    • Biology and Biochemistry
    • Geography and Regional Studies
    • Chemistry and Chemical Technology
    • History and Archaeology
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Language and Literature
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Social Sciences General
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Business and Economics
    • Health and Medicine
    • Education
    • Technology General
    • Law and Politics
    • Architecture
    • Library and Information Science
    • Civil Engineering
    • Management and Planning
    • Computers and IT
    • Psychology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Materials
  3. The repository is restricted to:Theses and dissertations
  4. Deposited items may include:
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their version type and date.
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.
  6. Principal Languages: English; Hindi; Gujarati; Sanskrit
  7. For more information, please see webpage: http://etheses.saurashtrauniversity.edu/policies.html

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff, registered students, and employees of the organisation, or their delegated agents.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  4. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications, although they may delay making them publicly visible to comply with publishers' embargos.
  5. 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
  6. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  7. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  8. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  9. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
  10. For more information see webpage: http://etheses.saurashtrauniversity.edu/policies.html

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.
  3. The repository is working with external partners to:
    • record preservation metadata
    • backup items in external archives
  4. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  5. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
  6. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  7. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • Falsified research
  8. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  9. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  10. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  11. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  12. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  13. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  14. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  15. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  16. For more information see webpage: http://etheses.saurashtrauniversity.edu/policies.html