FAQ - Frequently asked questions
1. Why have a publication server?
The server offers WIAS’ scientists the organizational and technical possibility to publish scientific documents electronically.
2. What do we store?
We store, catalogue and archive all electronic documents which have been published by WIAS’ scientists. You can deposit preprints, reports, technical reports, annual research reports, papers, books, research data, software, teaching material, poster, videos, etc.
3. What about my copyright?
Authors retain their copyrights. Papers previously deposited on this repository can also be published in journals, books or on other repositories. In dealing with publishers, all scientists are asked to retain a non-exclusive right for the work to be stored on WIAS’ institutional repository (after a possible embargo period).
4. Which rights are granted to the repository?
The repository maintainer retains a non-exclusive right to publish the work open access and to archive the work. All further rights stay with the author. The author may grant additional rights by adding a public copyright license.
5. What about the rights of third parties?
All publishing authors are responsible to make sure third parties’ rights are preserved. The website maintainer will block access to any publication that violates third parties’ rights. In this case, publishing authors will be notified by the site maintainer.
6. Which requirements must the documents meet?
Documents will have to be distributable to the public. Documents are not dynamic. Thus, if there are changes to the document, a new version of the document has to be stored additionally. Furthermore, documents have to match the maintainer’s predetermined technical parameters.
7. What are the technical specifications?
All electronic documents will be provided with individual and persistent addresses that allow direct access to the documents. Addresses are registered as URNs (Uniform Resource Name). Administration and maintenance of all URNs is guaranteed by the maintainer. Moreover, it is possible to assign DataCite Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). All formal and content based metadata can be accessed via an OAI-PMH 2.0 interface by scientific search engines such as BASE or OAlster. Furthermore, we provide special tags in our websites to support searchbots in order to increase visibility with, e.g., Google Scholar. Thus, we grant global visibility of all data entered.
8. How much does it cost?
WIAS’ scientists publish for free.
9. Transfer to German National Library
The maintainer of this repository is allowed to provide the German National Library with an electronic version of all documents that are obliged to be submitted according to German law.
10. May I share documents on social networks?
Yes, all documents may be shared on Facebook, Twitter und Google+.
11. What about licensing?
Creative Commons 4.0 International Licenses - free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work
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Open Data Commons Licenses - Licenses for databases
GNU General Public Licenses – Licenses for Software
GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 (#GPLv2)
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 (#LGPLv2.1)
GNU All-Permissive License (#GNUAllPermissive)
MIT License – License for Software
MIT License https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
12. Further questions?
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