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AHERO (African Higher Education Research Online)
URL:http://ahero.uwc.ac.za/
Organisation:Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)
University of the Western Cape
Address:Modderdam Road, Bellville, Cape Town 7535
Country:South Africa
Location:Latitude: -33.916000 & Longitude: 18.422200, Google Map
Tel.:0219592911
Description:This site is a subject repository containing materials relating to the study, practice and governance of higher education in Africa. Not all items are available as full text, with some limited to bibliographic entries only, with a link to contact the author for an off-print as an alternative route of access. Each online paper is displayed with a readily accessible statistical snap-shot of its use online. An email update alert service is available for registered users.
Type:Disciplinary - Operational
Size:936 items (2017-04-21)
Established:2007
OAI-PMH:http://ahero.uwc.ac.za/lib/oai/oai2.php
Software:[Not specified]
Subjects:Education
Content:Articles; References; Conferences; Theses; Unpublished; Books; Special
Languages:English
Contacts:1. Allison Fullard (afullard@uwc.ac.za), Site Administrator
2. cshe@uwc.ac.za, Site Assistance
Remarks:Special items include: Policy documents.
OpenDOAR ID:957, Last reviewed: 2008-07-16, Suggest an update for this record - Missing data is needed for: Software & Policies
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/957/
Standardised Metadata Policy for information describing items in the repository

    Grade: Metadata re-use permitted for not-for-profit purposes
  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 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://ahero.uwc.ac.za/index.php?module=cshepostlogin&action=policy
Standardised Data Policy for full-text and other full data items

    Grade: Rights vary for the re-use of full data items
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced, 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.
    provided:
    • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
    • the content is not changed in any way
  3. Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing
  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://ahero.uwc.ac.za/index.php?module=cshepostlogin&action=policy.
Standardised Content Policy for types of document & data set held

    Grade: Content policies explicitly undefined
  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities: Education
  3. No content policy defined.
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://ahero.uwc.ac.za/index.php?module=cshepostlogin&action=policy
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff of the subject community, or their delegated agents.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  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 relevance to the scope of the repository, and valid layout & format
  5. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is not checked.
  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://ahero.uwc.ac.za/index.php?module=cshepostlogin&action=policy
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.
  3. The repository is working with external partners to convert or migrate file formats
  4. The repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  5. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
  6. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • Falsified research
  7. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  8. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  9. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  10. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  11. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  12. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  13. For more information see webpage: http://ahero.uwc.ac.za/index.php?module=cshepostlogin&action=policy

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