Goldsmiths research data catalogue
Goldsmiths research data catalogue

Repository Policies

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items
  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced
    • for personal research or study, or educational 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
  3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. The repository is restricted to:Datasets
  3. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their version type and date.
    • their publication status.
  4. Principal Languages: English

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff of the institution
  2. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, and relevance to the scope of the repository
  3. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  4. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  5. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. No retention period defined.
  2. No functional specification policy has been defined.
  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. Withdrawn items are deleted entirely from the database.
  6. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are not retained.
  7. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  8. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  9. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.