Institutional Repository Policies

Deposit Policy

I understand that work deposited in the institutional repository will be accessible to a wide variety of people and institutions - including automated agents - via the World Wide Web, except where a temporary restriction to the full-text of the work is required by the publisher or rights holder(s). I understand that once the Work is deposited, metadata will be incorporated into public access catalogues. This citation to the Work will always remain visible, although the author retains the right to update the Work. Removal of the item can be made after discussion with the institutional repository administrators. Equally, the repository administration reserves the right to remove the Work for any professional, administrative or legal reason. 
 I agree as follows: 
That I am the author or co-author of the work and have the authority on behalf of the author or authors to make this agreement and to hereby give Griffith College the right to make available the Work in the way described above. 
That I have exercised reasonable care to ensure that the Work is original, and to the best of my knowledge does not breach any laws including defamation, libel and copyright. Griffith College does not hold any obligation to take legal action on behalf of the Depositor, or other rights holders, in the event of breach of intellectual property rights, or any other right, in the material deposited. 
Non exclusive rights:
Rights granted to the Griffith Online institutional repository through this agreement are entirely non-exclusive. I am free to publish the Work in its present version or future versions elsewhere. I agree that Griffith College may electronically store, copy or translate the Work to any medium or format for the purpose of future preservation and accessibility. Griffith College is not under any obligation to reproduce or display the Work in the same formats or resolutions in which it was originally deposited.
Access:
I understand that work deposited in the institutional repository will be accessible to a wide variety of people and institutions - including automated agents - via the World Wide Web, except where a temporary restriction to the full-text of the work is required by the publisher or rights holder(s). I understand that once the Work is deposited, metadata will be incorporated into public access catalogues. This citation to the Work will always remain visible, although the author retains the right to update the Work. Removal of the item can be made after discussion with the institutional repository administrators. Equally, the repository administration reserves the right to remove the Work for any professional, administrative or legal reason. 
Disclaimer:
While every care will be taken to preserve the e-print, Griffith College is not liable for loss or damage to the e-print or other data while it is stored within the repository. 

Mediated Deposits

Library staff  may create deposits on behalf of patrons.  
Griffith College Dissertations: 
Learners are required to sign a Declaration stating that the thesis submitted is the candidate's own work. This Declaration will include acknowledgement that you agree to your work being deposited by Library staff on your behalf on Griffith Open, in the event a grade of 60% or above is achieved. If there are considerations of privacy and/or copyright, these should be discussed at faculty level who will inform and liaise with the Library. In this case, if it is appropriate, a record may still be included on the repository with the abstract only being available to view.
Staff Research :
At present Library staff deposit research materials on behalf of Griffith College faculty and staff members. By using the Mediated Deposit Service, you are deemed to have agreed to the terms of the declaration under the Deposit License Agreement above. 
Email [email protected] for further information.

Copyright and Access policy

About CC Licenses: 
“Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law. From the reuser’s perspective, the presence of a Creative Commons license on a copyrighted work answers the question, What can I do with this work?” Creativecommons.org 

As of October 2023, Griffith Open subscribes to Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) 
This will be superseded by an update of this license in accordance with our policy of aligning with the most current iteration of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. 

You are free to: 
Share: copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format 
Adapt: remix, transform, and build upon the material 
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. 
Under the following terms: 
Attribution: You must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made . You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. 
NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes . No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Full license details: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en

Metadata policy

Policy being reviewed, updated version will be published here shortly 
11/1/24

Preservation policy

Policy being reviewed, updated version will be published here shortly 
11/1/24
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