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SOAS Research Online
URL:https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/
Organisation:SOAS Library
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS)
Address:Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Latitude: 51.520000 & Longitude: -0.120000, Google Map
Tel.:020-78984164
Description:University repository providing access to the publication output of the institution. The institution specialises in the areas of art, humanities, social science, languages, law and cultures and the contents of the repository reflect this slant. Users may set up Atom and RSS feeds to be alerted to new content.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:17815 items (2017-11-16)
Established:2004
OAI-PMH:https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/cgi/oai2
Software:EPrints, Version: 3.2.4
Subjects:Arts and Humanities General; Language and Literature; Social Sciences General; Law and Politics
Content:Articles; Conferences; Theses; Books; Datasets; Multimedia; Special
Languages:English
Contacts:lib-eprints@soas.ac.uk, Site Administrator, Tel. 020-78984164
Remarks:Partners: SHERPA, LEAP Consortium. Special items include compositions.
OpenDOAR ID:285, Last reviewed: 2015-09-14, Suggest an update for this record
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/285/
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: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

    Grade: Harvesting full data items by robots prohibited
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Single copies of full items can be:
    • reproduced 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 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. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
  6. Mention of the repository is appreciated but not mandatory.
  7. For more information see webpage: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/policies.html.
Standardised Content Policy for types of document & data set held

    Grade: Content policies defined
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Arts and Humanities General
    • History and Archaeology
    • Language and Literature
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Social Sciences General
    • Business and Economics
    • Law and Politics
    • Management and Planning
  3. The repository holds all types of materials except:
    • Learning Objects
    • Software
    • Patents
  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: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/policies.html
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. 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: https://eprints.soas.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.
    • 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 not normally be removed from the repository.
  6. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • 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. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  11. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  12. 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.
  13. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  14. For more information see webpage: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/policies.html

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