Repository Policies

Metadata Policy:

Aphasiology Archive metadata is made available under the Open Database License:

  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.
  3. All rights to individual contents of the database are licensed separately, see below.

Data Policy:

  1. Anyone may access most full items free of charge.
  2. Full items may be protected under US or foreign copyright law.
  3. License terms for individual items may vary from all rights reserved to Creative Commons licenses.
  4. Assume no reuse rights at all have been granted for the full item unless a statement appears in the metadata record that grants reuse rights.
  5. Check the license terms associated with each individual item before reusing the full content.

Submission Policy:

  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff of the subject community, or their delegated agents.
  2. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  3. The administrator only vets items for relevance to the scope of The Aphasiology 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 The Aphasiology Archive receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Retention Policy:

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The Aphasiology Archive will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
    1. It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
  3. The Aphasiology Archive regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may not normally be removed from The Aphasiology Archive.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    1. Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    2. Legal requirements and proven violations
    3. National security
    4. 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 Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.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 Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.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. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  9. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  10. No closure policy defined.