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UVicSpace

Information about using UVic's Learning & Research Repository - UVicSpace

Access policy

All items in UVicSpace will be considered free for all to view, in accordance with standard "open access" principals, unless otherwise negotiated with UVicSpace staff.

  • Under negotiated circumstances an item can fall under an "embargo" in which access is blocked, preventing the ability to view the item
  • Items can be embargoed for one or more years before defaulting to open access

Terms of use

UVic Libraries is required by the Copyright Act to notify researchers that:

  • Any copy is to be used solely for the purpose of research and private study
  • It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collection
  • Any use  of a copy for purpose allowed by fair dealing (i.e. research and private study) may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question
  • Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use

Withdrawal policy

UVic Libraries foresee times when it may be necessary to withdraw items from UVicSpace. Under some circumstances items will be removed from view, but to avoid loss of the historical record, all such transactions will be traced in the form of a note in the < Description.provenance > field of the Dublin Core record. The content of the note will be one of the following:

  • removed from view at request of the author
  • removed from view at UVic's discretion
  • removed from view at UVic Libraries' discretion
  • removed from view by legal order
  • removed from view at the community's discretion

Since items that are removed may have been cited, UVicSpace will always supply a "tombstone" when the item is removed, which will include the original meta data for verification plus one of the above withdrawal statements in place of the link to the object. The meta data will be visible, but not searchable, and is unavailable for meta data harvesting.