Collection Development and Access Guidelines

About NOVA

NOVA is the University of Newcastle's institutional digital repository. This service is available to assist with central storage, management and access to research and research related outputs and resources of the University of Newcastle, its staff, students and affiliates.

A major feature of the repository is its ability to promote the research of our University by making our content accessible, searchable and discoverable by the global research community. Where possible we will endeavour to make available a full-text publication or research related output, in-line with the appropriate copyright permissions and the copyright owner as relevant to each work.

Depositing Into NOVA

Material included in the repository should be of a research or scholarly nature. This includes digital copies of:

  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers
  • Books and book chapters
  • Theses
  • Working papers
  • Discussion papers
  • Images
  • Datasets
  • Multimedia
  • Creative works
  • Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reportable material
  • Other material produced by staff or students that has been approved by the relevant Pro-Vice Chancellor or Head of School or their nominee

Other formats of material may be acceptable. Contact the NOVA Repository Manager for further inquiries.

Material Excluded From Deposit

  • Material intended for commercialisation
  • Material of a confidential nature
  • Materials which, if disseminated by the repository would infringe a legal obligation of the University and/or the author(s) or the legal right of a third party
  • Teaching material
  • Administrative material

Copyright, Compliance and Access

The deposit of material into NOVA does not transfer copyright to the University of Newcastle. Inclusion, use and access of full-text material in the repository is subject to copyright law and agreement with copyright owner.

The following conditions for full-text access apply:

  • The author owns the copyright and authorises deposit in the repository, or
  • Permission has been obtained from the copyright owner to deposit within the repository, or
  • The publisher as copyright owner allows it to be held within an institutional repository

Where the deposit of the full material is not possible due to copyright restrictions, a citation, abstract and descriptive information including a link to an alternative location such as to the publisher's version of the material may be added to NOVA.

Content in NOVA including all available full-text publications will be available via open access to the global research community via the Internet and major search engines.

Assistance with Copyright

Repository staff, in the University Library, will in conjunction with the University's Copyright Officer assist you by determining the copyright conditions of any material you may wish to deposit into NOVA.