Standardised Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository
Grade: Metadata re-use policy explicitly undefined
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items
- Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
- No metadata re-use policy defined. Assume no rights at all have been granted.
Grade: Full data item policies explicitly undefined
Content Policy for types of document & data set held
- Access to some or all full items is controlled.
- No full-item re-use policy defined. Assume no rights at all have been granted.
Grade: Content policies unknown
The RIT DML accepts all manner of digital formats but provides differing levels of support depending on the format type -- see the RIT DML File Formats Collection. Some examples of items that the RIT DML can accommodate are: Documents (e.g. articles, e-prints, working papers, technical reports, conference papers), Books, Theses, thesis projects and dissertations, Data sets, Computer programs, Visualizations, Simulations, and other models, Images, Audio files, Video files, Multimedia publications
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright
Grade: Submission policies defined
Standardised Preservation Policy
- Items may only be deposited by academic staff, and employees of the institution, or their delegated agents.
- Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
- No moderation policy defined. Assume nothing has been vetted.
- The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
- No embargo policy defined.
- Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
Grade: Preservation policies defined
- No retention period defined.
- The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
- The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
- Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder.
- Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
- Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
- Legal requirements and proven violations
- National Security
- Falsified research
- Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
- Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
- URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
- The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
- No closure policy defined.