Anyone contributing to research at Deakin i.e. staff, students, affiliates and faculty support staff.
From 2009 all new published material to be counted as part of the research collection and reported to the Federal Government must be deposited. This table identifies most types of material that may be deposited, and whether both description and deposit are mandatory or optional.
Any material that doesn’t meet the criteria of research, such as
Embargos may be required to suppress access to items for a limited period of time. It is very rare for material to be embargoed permanently. Typically reasons include:
Access to material will be suppressed in the following circumstances:
If the mere knowledge of the existence of the work were deemed a breach of confidentiality, or it is of such a sensitive nature that great harm could come from its exposure it would be safer not to add it at all.
In order to support all reporting needs (HERDC, ERA, funding body etc) authors are requested to supply the following versions:
*Peer review is an acceptable form of quality control.
DRO staff will check copyright conditions and ensure that the best version allowed is made publicly available. We will substitute a better version if permitted after expiry of a publisher embargo period. Other non peer reviewed collections e.g. working papers may be deposited in a purpose built section of the repository after negotiation with the Head of School and the Repository Manager.
Each item deposited should be described on a separate record. Supplementary items may be deposited on the same record, however where another version is quite distinct, separate records should be used for each. Links may be made between records that describe and contain related works. Questions to ask when adding more than one file or link to a record are:
"Is this another version of the same intellectual work?"
"Does this material supplement the work described?"
If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then add it to the record. If no, then create a new record for the additional file.
Follow the instructions to create a new record within DRO and upload the work to it.
Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.