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Open Research Online (ORO)
URL:http://oro.open.ac.uk/
Organisation:Library and Learning Resources Centre
Open University (OU)
Address:Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Latitude: 52.024920 & Longitude: -0.709730, Google Map
Tel.:01908-653138
Description:University repository providing access to the publication output of this institution. Whilst the site appears well populated, it is estimated by the site administrator that only 17% of those papers listed are available as fully Open Accessible texts. The rest of the site comprises bibliographic listings, with links to external online versions where available. Access to these materials will be limited by personal or institutional subscriptions. Registered users can set up email alerts or an Atom or RSS feed to notify them of newly added relevant content. The site interface was recently (June 2008) upgraded.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:34851 items (2017-11-16)
Established:2007
OAI-PMH:http://oro.open.ac.uk/cgi/oai2
Software:EPrints, Version: 3.1.2.1
Subjects:Multidisciplinary
Content:Articles; References; Conferences; Books; Special
Languages:English
Contacts:[Not recorded]
Remarks:Special items include: Links
OpenDOAR ID:300, Last reviewed: 2015-09-14, Suggest an update for this record - Missing data is needed for: Contacts & Policies
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/300/
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.
  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://oro.open.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

    Grade: Re-use of full data items permitted for not-for-profit purposes
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced, and displayed or performed 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 sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. For more information see webpage: http://oro.open.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. The repository is restricted to:
    • Journal articles
    • Conference and workshop papers
    • Unpublished reports and working papers
    • Books, chapters and sections
    • Other special item types
  3. Deposited items may include:
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://oro.open.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff of the institution, or their delegated agents.
  2. The administrator only vets items for relevance to the scope of the repository, and valid layout & format
  3. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is not checked.
  4. No embargo policy defined.
  5. For more information see webpage: http://oro.open.ac.uk/policies.html
Standardised Preservation Policy

    Grade: Preservation policies explicitly undefined
  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder.
  5. No deletion method for withdrawn items defined.
  6. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are not retained.
  7. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
  8. No closure policy defined.
  9. For more information see webpage: http://oro.open.ac.uk/policies.html

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