Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository
- Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
- 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.
Data Policy for full-text and other full data items
- Anyone may access full items free of charge.
- No full-item re-use policy defined. Assume no rights at all have been granted.
Content Policy for types of document & data set held
- This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
- No content policy defined.
Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright
- Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the subject community
- Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
- The administrator only vets items for relevance to the scope of Minority Health and Health Equity Archive, and the exclusion of spam
- 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.
- If Minority Health and Health Equity Archive receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
- Items will be retained indefinitely.
- Minority Health and Health Equity Archive will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
- It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
- Minority Health and Health Equity Archive regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
- Items may not normally be removed from Minority Health and Health Equity Archive.
- 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- Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
- Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.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- The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
- Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
- If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
- No closure policy defined.