INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY

CENTRAL RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY ONLINE

Repository Policies

The following policies have been generated using the Directory of Open Access Repositories OpenDOAR standard policies tool.

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.

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Single copies of full items can be:
    1. reproduced, and displayed or performed in any format or medium
    2. for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
    provided:
    1. the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
    2. 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. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
  5. 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: Fine and Performing Arts
  3. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Institutional Repository holds all types of materials.
  4. Deposited items may include:
    1. submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    2. accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    3. published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    1. their peer-review status.
    2. their publication status.
  6. Principal Languages: English

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the organisation, or their delegated agents.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, 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. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  6. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  7. If Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Institutional Repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Institutional Repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Institutional Repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may not normally be removed from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Institutional Repository.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    1. Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    2. Legal requirements and proven violations
    3. National Security
    4. Falsified research
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  8. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  9. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  10. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  11. In the event of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Institutional Repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.