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Repository 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 provided the repository is mentioned.
  3. 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. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced
    • for personal research or study, educational, not-for-profit 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
  3. Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis
  4. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  5. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
  6. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
  7. Mention of the repository is appreciated but not mandatory.

Copyright Appeal

  1. Azim Premji University sees access to quality education as an important contributor for creation of a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. This requires making available reading materials in Indian languages. In alignment with the University's strategy and location, the focus is to initiate this in Hindi and Kannada language.
  2. This article/book extract has been compiled for academic purpose only, in order to enable access to all those desirous to study the subject. The translated materials are not intended for any commercial use or for-profit or any purpose other than academic, self-study or instruction. Users are advised to refrain from altering or editing the content in their use thereof. Users shall provide due acknowledgement of the source of this material in a manner identical to the credits displayed on the content.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Science General
    • Arts and Humanities General
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Social Sciences General
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Education
  3. The repository holds all types of materials.
  4. Deposited items may include:
    • working drafts
    • submitted versions (as sent to journals for peer-review)
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their version type and date.
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
  5. No withdrawal policy defined.
  6. No deletion method for withdrawn items defined.
  7. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  8. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  9. No closure policy defined