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Recorded Preservation Policies - Worldwide

Total = 2565 repositories

OpenDOAR - 15-Nov-2018

Further Explanation of Preservation Policies

Unknown Preservation policies unknown
Unstated Preservation policies not stated
Undefined Preservation policies explicitly undefined
Unclear Preservation policies unclearly stated
Defined Preservation policies defined

The first place we look for a repository's policies is its OAI-PMH Identify response (e.g. for Nottingham EPrints - This often includes standard sections for policies. Alternatively, we look for a relevant web page in the repository - a special 'Policies' page or an 'About' page. We then analyse the policies using standard criteria, an assign a grade for each policy.

If we are unable to find any policy information at all, the status is set to 'Unknown'. If there is information on policies, but the particular policy is not covered, the status is set to 'Unstated'. In some cases, there may be a slot for the relevant policy, but all it says is 'not yet defined'. In these cases we set the status to 'Undefined'.

Current OAI-PMH Identify responses do not have a special section for Preservation policies - hence the poor compliance rate - although these sometimes may be included in the general 'Comments' section.

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