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Kenyatta University Institutional Repository
URL:http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/
Organisation:Kenyatta University Library
Kenyatta University
Country:Kenya
Location:Latitude: -1.177900 & Longitude: 36.935200, Google Map
Description:This site provides access to the output of the institution. Some content is not available as full-text. The interface is available in English.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:13662 items (2017-12-07)
OAI-PMH:http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/oai/request
Software:DSpace, Version: 4.2
Subjects:Multidisciplinary
Content:Articles; References; Conferences; Theses; Books; Special
Languages:English
Contacts:1. Dr. George Gitau Njoroge (gitau.njoroge@ku.ac.ke), Administrator
2. Terry Njoroge (muthoni.njoroge@ku.ac.ke), Administrator
3. Edward Safari (safari.edward@ku.ac.ke), Administrator
Remarks:Special items includes Speeches
OpenDOAR ID:2460, Last reviewed: 2017-08-04, Suggest an update for this record
Link to this record: http://opendoar.org/id/2460/
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://library.ku.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Library-IR-Policy.pdf
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
    • 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 sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
  5. For more information see webpage: http://library.ku.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Library-IR-Policy.pdf.
Standardised Content Policy for types of document & data set held

    Grade: Content policies defined
  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. The repository holds all types of materials.
  3. For more information, please see webpage: http://library.ku.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Library-IR-Policy.pdf
Standardised Submission Policy concerning depositors, quality & copyright

    Grade: Submission policies defined
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the organisation, 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 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 the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  6. No embargo policy defined.
  7. For more information see webpage: http://library.ku.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Library-IR-Policy.pdf
Standardised Preservation Policy

    Grade: Preservation policies defined
  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. No file preservation policy defined.
  4. Items may not normally be removed from the repository.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • 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. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  9. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
  10. In the event of the repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  11. For more information see webpage: http://library.ku.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Library-IR-Policy.pdf

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