The University of Northampton
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This is an institutional or departmental repository.
NECTAR holds all types of materials.
Papers may include:
(a) unpublished pre-prints (not peer-reviewed)
(b) final peer-reviewed drafts (post-prints)
(c) published versions
Papers are individually tagged with their peer-review and publication status.
Principal Languages: English
Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the institution, or their delegated agents.
Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
Eligible depositors must deposit metadata for all their publications.
The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of NECTAR, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
If NECTAR receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
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.
Anyone may access full items free of charge.
Copies of full items generally can be:
reproduced, displayed or performed, and given to third parties in any format or medium
for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
the content is not changed in any way
Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis
Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
Items will be retained indefinitely.
NECTAR will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
NECTAR regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
Items may not normally be removed from NECTAR.
Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
Legal requirements and proven violations
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.
Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
In the event of NECTAR being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.