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Preservation Policy

  • UAL Research Online follows current best practice regarding preservation
  • UAL Research Online regularly has a full weekly backup to tape using Commvault Galaxy. Items may be removed at the request of the depositor or if a complaint is upheld
  • Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
  •       1. Journal publishers' rules
  •       2. Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
  •       3. Legal requirements and proven violations
  •       4. National Security
  • Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view
  • Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained transiently
  • URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories, with:
  •       1. a link to a replacement version, where available
  •       2. a note explaining the reasons for withdrawal
  • The metadata[1] of withdrawn items will not be searchable
  • If necessary, an updated version may be deposited
  • 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
  • In the event of UAL Research Online being closed down, every effort will be made to transfer the data to another appropriate archive within the University

[1] Description (data) of the item