The University of Canterbury Research Repository Metadata, Preservation and Reuse Statement
Metadata • Information describing items in the repository
• Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
• Metadata is shared under a Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal license.
• The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes and re-sold commercially provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
• Full-text and other full data items
• Access to some or all full items is controlled.
• All full items are individually tagged with differing rights permissions and conditions.
Types of document & data set held
• This is an institutional or departmental repository.
• University of Canterbury Research Repository holds all types of materials.
• Deposited items may include:
o working drafts
o submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
o accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
o published versions (publisher-created files)
Principal Languages: English; Maori
Depositors, quality & copyright
• Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, registered students,
and employees of the institution, or their delegated agents.
• Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications, although they may delay
making them publicly visible to comply with publishers' embargos.
• The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors
• The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the
• Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
• If University of Canterbury Research Repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
• Items will be retained indefinitely.
• University of Canterbury Research Repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
• It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
• University of Canterbury Research Repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
• Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
• Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
• Journal publishers' rules
• Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
• Legal requirements and proven violations
• Falsified research
• Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
• Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are not retained.
• The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
• If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
• The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
• There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
• In the event of University of Canterbury Research Repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.