Minority Health Archive

Policies

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. 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
  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 a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. No content policy defined.

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the subject community
  2. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  3. The administrator only vets items for relevance to the scope of Minority Health and Health Equity Archive, and the exclusion of spam
  4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  5. No embargo policy defined.
  6. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  7. If Minority Health and Health Equity Archive receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
  8. For more information see webpage: http://health-equity.pitt.edu/policy.html

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. 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.
  3. Minority Health and Health Equity Archive regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may not normally be removed from Minority Health and Health Equity Archive.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • Falsified research
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  8. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  9. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  10. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  11. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  12. No closure policy defined.
  13. For more information see webpage: http://health-equity.pitt.edu/policy.html