Library staff assist with Open Access related aspects and from 2018 will manage all deposits in the institutional repository, PlyMSEA. You can email us articles for deposit using one of the links below.
Research data are the recorded factual materials necessary to support or validate a research project's observations, findings or outputs.
Digital curation is about maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for both current and future use. It is active management and appraisal of digital information over its entire life cycle.
Good data management is a fundamental aspect of the research process. Members of the library and data team can help with a variety of issues from the basic idea of composing good filenames to detailed help with metadata standards, long-term archiving or publication of data and the assignment of DOIs. Please get in touch.
Copyright and Permissions
Anything printed, written, made, designed or recorded in any form (eg academic publications, data, music, images, films, broadcasts or computer software) is subject to copyright or a related right.
By either publishing oneself of by using other people’s work in their research, study or teaching it is helpful to be aware of copyright issues. These pages are designed to support staff and students to make appropriate decisions with regard to copyrighted material, both their own and that of others. This section lists sites giving advice and guidance. Library staff are also available to assist.
Using somebody else's intellectual property
Reproducing limited portions of copyrighted works without permission is allowed without infringing the interest of the creator(s) or copyright owner(s) under fair dealing exceptions. Otherwise permissions need to be sought. Find out about Fair Dealing exceptions and Seeking Permission.
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- Enter the URL https://mbavpn.mba.ac.uk/
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