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NERC Open Research Archive (NORA)
URL:http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/
Organisation:Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Address:Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EU
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Latitude: 51.566890 & Longitude: -1.784530, Google Map
Tel.:01793 411923
Description:This archive is an Institutional Repository for NERC Staff. It contains metadata and full text (where possible) for published papers, reports, maps and other outputs from four of the NERC Research Centres: the British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the National Oceanographic Centre. It is also accessible to Staff at NERC's Swindon Office. A RSS feed is available. NORA provides information on research outcomes for NERC's intramural research to the RCUK Gateway to Research system. Subject specialities are atmospheric science, earth science, earth observation, environmental maths and statistics, marine, polar, science based archaeology, technology and e-science, terrestrial and freshwater science. Not all items are available in full-text on this site, however they are linked to subscription based external sites. RSS and Atom feeds are available.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:35772 items (2017-11-16)
Established:2007
OAI-PMH:http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/cgi/oai2
Software:EPrints, Version: 3.1.3
Subjects:Science General; Computers and IT; History and Archaeology
Content:Articles; References; Unpublished
Languages:English
Contacts:nora@nerc.ac.uk, Site Administrator
OpenDOAR ID:1002, Last reviewed: 2015-09-14, Suggest an update for this record
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/1002/
Standardised Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository

    Grade: Metadata re-use permitted for not-for-profit purposes
  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.
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

    Grade: Rights vary for the re-use of full data items
  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
  2. 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.
    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 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://nora.nerc.ac.uk/policies.html.
Standardised Content Policy for types of document & data set held

    Grade: Content policies defined
  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Science General
    • History and Archaeology
    • Computers and IT
  3. The repository is restricted to:
    • Journal articles
    • Unpublished reports and working papers
  4. Deposited items may include:
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.
  6. Principal Languages: English
  7. For more information, please see webpage: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by employees of the organisation
  2. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  3. The administrator only vets items for relevance to the scope of the repository
  4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is not checked.
  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. For more information see webpage: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Preservation Policy

    Grade: Preservation policies defined
  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
    • It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
  3. The repository is working with external partners to:
    • convert or migrate file formats
    • record preservation metadata
  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
  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, with:
    • a link to a replacement version, where available
    • a note explaining the reasons for withdrawal
  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.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
    • The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
  15. Items are allocated a checksum to facilitate the detection of alterations.
  16. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  17. For more information see webpage: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/policies.html

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