Answered By: Digital Library Services Team
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017     Views: 17

We take copyright very seriously, and take every step to ensure that a breach of copyright will not occur.

The first step in investigating copyright is to check the SHERPA RoMEO database. This database lists most of the major academic publishers and several society publishers. Based on the information provided by the publishers themselves, the RoMEO database allows us to ascertain what the publishers will and will not allow. In the event of any part of the terms and conditions listed by the RoMEO database being unclear, e-space staff will contact the publisher in question to seek further clarification.

For publishers not listed by the RoMEO database, e-space staff will contact the publishers.

If our investigations reveal that it is not possible to include full-text within e-space, then, quite simply, we will not include it. However, most publishers, even those that do not allow the archiving of full-text, do allow the inclusion of the article’s bibliographic details (or metadata). In such cases, we always endeavour to include links to the article, or at the very least to the publisher or journal homepage, and will make use of an article’s DOI if available.