Policies

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. No metadata re-use policy defined. Assume no rights at all have been granted.

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. No full-item re-use policy defined. Assume no rights at all have been granted.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. Scholarship @ Meridian University is restricted to:
    • Journal articles
    • Bibliographic references
    • Conference and workshop papers
    • Theses and dissertations
    • Books, chapters and sections
    • Datasets
    • Learning Objects
  3. Deposited items may include:
    • 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

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, and registered students 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. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications.
  5. No moderation policy defined. Assume nothing has been vetted.
  6. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  7. No embargo policy defined.
  8. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  9. If Scholarship @ Meridian University receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

Policy not yet defined