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National Research Database of Zimbabwe
URL:http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/
Organisation:Research Council of Zimbabwe
Address:Harare
Country:Zimbabwe
Location:Latitude: -17.863900 & Longitude: 31.029700, Google Map
Description:The purpose of the National Research Database of Zimbabwe is to give broad access to and provide extensive information on Zimbabwean research, whatever the subject and place of research.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:5651 items (2017-11-23)
OAI-PMH:http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/cgi/oai2
Software:EPrints
Subjects:Multidisciplinary
Content:Articles
Languages:English
Contacts:Luxmore Chiwuta (chiwutal@gmail.com), Administrator
OpenDOAR ID:3319, Last reviewed: 2016-01-08, Suggest an update for this record
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/3319/
Standardised Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository

    Grade: Metadata re-use permitted for not-for-profit purposes
  1. Access to some or all of the metadata is controlled.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided:
    • the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given
    • the repository is mentioned
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/policies.html
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

    Grade: Rights vary for the re-use of full data items
  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • displayed or performed, given to third parties, and stored in a database
    • for personal research or study, educational, or 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
    • the original copyright statement is given
    • the original rights permission statement is given
    • the content is not changed in any way
  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.
  8. For more information see webpage: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/policies.html.
Standardised Content Policy for types of document & data set held

    Grade: Content policies defined
  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Science General
    • Arts and Humanities General
    • Agriculture, Food and Veterinary
    • Fine and Performing Arts
    • Biology and Biochemistry
    • Geography and Regional Studies
    • Chemistry and Chemical Technology
    • History and Archaeology
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Language and Literature
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Social Sciences General
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Business and Economics
    • Health and Medicine
    • Education
    • Technology General
    • Law and Politics
    • Architecture
    • Library and Information Science
    • Civil Engineering
    • Management and Planning
    • Computers and IT
    • Psychology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Materials
  3. The repository is restricted to:
    • Journal articles
    • Bibliographic references
    • Conference and workshop papers
    • Theses and dissertations
    • Unpublished reports and working papers
    • Books, chapters and sections
    • Patents
  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.
  6. Principal Languages: English; Shona
  7. For more information, please see webpage: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/policies.html
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, registered students, and employees of the institution, or their delegated agents.
  2. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  3. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications, although they may delay making them publicly visible to comply with publishers' embargos.
  4. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of the repository, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
  5. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is checked by internal subject specialists.
  6. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  7. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  8. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
  9. For more information see webpage: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/policies.html
Standardised Preservation Policy

    Grade: Preservation policies defined
  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
    • Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
    • Where possible, software emulations will be provided to access un-migrated formats.
    • It may not be possible to guarantee the readability of some unusual file formats.
  3. The repository is working with external partners to:
    • convert or migrate file formats
    • develop and implement software emulations for old file formats
    • record preservation metadata
    • backup items in external archives
  4. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  5. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
  6. Items are microfilmed for long-term preservation.
  7. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  8. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • Falsified research
  9. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  10. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained transiently.
  11. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories, with:
    • a link to a replacement version, where available
    • a note explaining the reasons for withdrawal
  12. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  13. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  14. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  15. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
    • The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
    • There will be links between earlier and later versions, with the most recent version clearly identified.
  16. Items are allocated a checksum to facilitate the detection of alterations.
  17. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  18. For more information see webpage: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/policies.html

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