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ePubs (ePubs: the open archive for STFC research publications)
URL:https://epubs.stfc.ac.uk/
Organisation:Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Address:Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Latitude: 51.566800 & Longitude: -1.786000, Google Map
Tel.:Tel: +44 (0)1793 442
Description:ePubs is the open archive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. It records the scientific and technical output of STFC staff and facilities users and makes it freely available online. The ePubs archive contains records and selected files of publications produced by researchers based at STFC facilities. As well as current publications, ePubs includes many records of publications from STFC’s predecessor organisations, CCLRC, SERC, SRC and NIRNS, as part of its aim to preserve a true archival record of the organisations’ output. The oldest publication records date from 1957.The interface is available in English and Welsh.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:47095 items (2017-11-16)
Established:2004
OAI-PMH:https://epubs.stfc.ac.uk/oai/
Software:Cocoon
Subjects:Physics and Astronomy; Technology General; Computers and IT
Content:Articles; Conferences; Theses; Unpublished; Books; Special
Languages:English
Contacts:Debbie Franks (epublications@stfc.ac.uk), Administrator
Remarks:ePubs is managed for STFC by the Chadwick and RAL Libraries.
OpenDOAR ID:57, Last reviewed: 2016-06-20, Suggest an update for this record
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/57/
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.
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. Single copies of full items can be:
    • reproduced
    • 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 sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
  5. 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:
    • Journal articles
    • Bibliographic references
    • Conference and workshop papers
    • Theses and dissertations
  3. Deposited items may include:
    • working drafts
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  4. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their version type and date.
    • their publication status.
  5. Principal Languages: English
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by employees of the institution
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  4. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of the repository, and valid layout & format
  5. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is checked by internal subject specialists.
  6. No embargo policy defined.
  7. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  8. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
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.
  3. The repository is working with external partners to backup items in external archives
  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.
  7. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • 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.
  11. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  12. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
    • There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
  13. In the event of the repository being closed down, items will be returned to their originators.

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