How can I archive my research data?
How do the licences I grant get turned into system access policies?
The problem facing many Universities offering online digital content management services to researchers is that access is made up of a mixture of policies. These policies can range from:
1. Freely available online
2. Available to campus users only
3. Available to administrators or discrete groups
4. A mixture within an item of some parts being available and others restricted
ResearchSpace is a digital repository or online archive for The University of Auckland, and it hosts a broad range of digital content, including digitised theses, research outputs from the University’s staff and students, technical reports and other multimedia assets, and datasets created in course of research.
Where possible, ResearchSpace staff make the deposited digital files and datasets openly available through ResearchSpace. For files that cannot be made openly accessible on the Web, ResearchSpace staff run Curation Tasks to make sure the files are not viewable nor harvestable.
Curation at UoA Library
The implementation of Curation Tasks at The University of Auckland allowed us to click one button and offer the following to our Researchers:
1. Digital Theses: ResearchSpace@Auckland – managing institutional deposit policies determined by University Statutes.
2. Data Curation – satisfying the requirements for data elements ranging from open datasets, partly open dataset and derived data components.
3. Publications and Creative Works – ensuring mixed regulatory and copyright access policies are catered for.
Yanan Zhao, Kim Shepherd & Leonie Hayes