Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository

  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.
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items

  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. All full items are individually tagged with differing rights permissions and conditions.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held

  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:Otwarte Repozytorium Nauk Historycznych “Lectorium” holds all types of materials.
    • History and Archaeology
    • Library and Information Science
  3. 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)
  4. Items are individually tagged with:Principal Languages: Polish; English
    • their version type and date.
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.
  5. For more information, please see webpage:

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright

  1. Items may only be deposited by academic staff of the subject community
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. 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
  4. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.
  5. Items may not be deposited until any publishers’ or funders’ embargo period has expired.
  6. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  7. If the repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. Otwarte Repozytorium Nauk Historycznych “Lectorium” will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.Otwarte Repozytorium Nauk Historycznych “Lectorium” regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
    • Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
  3. Items may not normally be removed from Otwarte Repozytorium Nauk Historycznych “Lectorium”.
  4. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National Security
    • Falsified research
  5. Withdrawn items’ identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.
  6. URLs will continue to point to ‘tombstone’ citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  7. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  8. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
  9. In the event of Otwarte Repozytorium Nauk Historycznych “Lectorium” being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.