If you have questions regarding the repository or need assistance:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone : 02 492 15861, or 02 492 17104
For University of Newcastle Author's wishing to submit into the repository, staff in the Library will assist you by:
The University Library's Senior Librarian - Intellectual Property can also provide specific advice on copyright issues that may be of concern to authors.
NOVA is the University of Newcastle's Digital Repository and has been implemented to provide an open access portal to showcase scholarly and research output of the University of Newcastle. The content of NOVA is made accessible to the global research community and is discoverable via the Internet. NOVA will capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute the university's scholarly research in digital formats. This will highlight the overall research profile of the University as well as assist in maximising the impact for researchers.
NOVA is an 'open access' repository which can be freely accessed via the Internet and anyone with access to the Internet.
Material deposited into NOVA should not infringe copyright. Material should be of a research or scholarly nature, examples includes digital copies of:
Other formats of material may be acceptable. Contact the NOVA Repository Manager for further inquiries.
Material that infringes copyright is excluded from inclusion in the repository. And in addition :
In addition your online publications in the repository have the potential to receive a wider readership as access is freely available via the Internet, no passwords are required and no subscriptions costs are associated.
It is common for authors to assign copyright to publishers in regard to their commercially published articles and conference papers. If you wish to deposit your research into NOVA, Library staff will assist you by determining the publisher's policy for archival within the institutional repository. If the published version of your work cannot be made available within the repository it may be possible to expose a post-print copy (the author's final version after peer review and editorial processes).
One of the following will need to apply before you can deposit the work into the repository:
Some publishers, such as Elsevier and Springer, allow authors to deposit the pre-publication version of their article into an IR, or we can link to the published version on the publisher's web site.
The 'Sherpa' project provides a searchable database of publisher policies regarding institutional repositories (IRs), and this is a good starting point. For conferences, it is best to contact the publisher of the conference proceedings directly.
A pre-print is the author's version of an academic paper which is submitted by the author to the publisher for peer review (e.g. for publication in a journal or conference proceedings). This version may be revised by the author as a result of the peer review process to incorporate feedback and comments made by the reviewers.
A post-print is the author's final version of an academic paper (or conference paper) which incorporates the revisions made by the author as a result of the peer review and editorial process; or as accepted for publication if no changes were made through the peer review process.
Almost all types of digital format can be submitted, including images and multimedia formats. However, we have determined that only certain formats can be supported; that is we are undertaking to keep them readable. These include formats such as PDF, Postscript, plain text, HTML, GIF, JPEG, and AIFF (for sound).
The University Copyright Officer can assist you with information regarding copyright issues. Repository staff within the Library can also assist you in determining the policies of publisher's with regard to their copyright agreements with authors.