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Edinburgh DataShare
URL:http://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk/
Organisation:Data Library
University of Edinburgh
Address:George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9LJ
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Latitude: 55.942750 & Longitude: -3.188780, Google Map
Tel.:0131 650 1000
Description:This is an institutional data repository of cross-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University, designated to support the University's Research Data Management Policy. The interface is in English and contains RSS feeds to alert users to new content.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:1916 items (2017-03-23)
OAI-PMH:http://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk/dspace-oai/request
Software:DSpace
Subjects:Multidisciplinary
Content:Datasets
Languages:English
Contacts:1. george.hamilton@ed.ac.uk, OAI Administrator
2. Data Library staff (datalib@ed.ac.uk), Administrator
Remarks:Organisatons: EDINA
OpenDOAR ID:1176, Last reviewed: 2015-09-10, Suggest an update for this record
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/1176/
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 and re-sold commercially provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

    Grade: Commercial re-use of full data items permitted
  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced, displayed or performed, given to third parties, and stored in a database in any format or medium
    • for personal research or study, educational, not-for-profit, or commercial 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
  3. Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis
  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.
  6. Mention of the repository is appreciated but not mandatory.
Standardised Content Policy for types of document & data set held

    Grade: Content policies defined
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. The repository is restricted to:
    • Datasets
    • Multimedia and audio-visual materials
    • Other special item types
  3. Principal Languages: English
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the institution, or their delegated agents.
  2. 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
  3. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  4. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  5. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  6. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
  7. For more information see webpage: http://datalib.ed.ac.uk/datashare/depositor-agreement.pdf
Standardised Preservation Policy

    Grade: Preservation policies defined
  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.
    • 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 retained indefinitely.
  9. 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
  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.
    • There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
  12. Items are allocated a checksum to facilitate the detection of alterations.
  13. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.

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