Arctic Portal Library

The objective of the Arctic Portal Library is to maintain a comprehensive collection of Arctic relevant scientific and educational material. The main focus is on material produced or published within the scope of International Polar Year 2007-2008, the Arctic Council and the University of Arctic. Moreover, material produced in various Arctic research programs and projects and within the scope of Arctic research institutions and organizations will be readily available in the Archive.

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About

Arctic Portal Library

The Arctic Portal Library is the Arctic scientific publications archive of the arcticportal.org information gateway. The objective of the Arctic Portal Publications Archive is to maintain a comprehensive collection of Arctic relevant scientific and educational material. The main focus is on material produced or published within the scope of International Polar Year 2007-2008, the Arctic Council and the University of Arctic. Moreover, material produced in various Arctic research programs and projects and within the scope of Arctic research institutions and organizations will be readily available in the Archive. The archive contains a wide variety of articles and monographs as well as conference and workshop items, project materials and books. It also contains a large web link collection, the links ranging from Arctic related project web pages and research organization and NGOs homepages to interesting websites on Arctic related matters.

The archive is maintained by the Arctic Portal staff and updated regurarly to provide access to all the latest material regarding the Arctic region. If you have any suggestions for material or wish to have correspondence regarding this repository, please contact us via email library@arcticportal.org

The repository contains only published or peer-reviewed material from recognized sources. More information can be found on the publications policy section of this repository.

Repository Policies

Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the repository
  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided:
    • the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given
    • Arctic Portal Library is mentioned
  3. The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
  4. For more information, please see webpage: http://arcticportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469

Data Policy

for full-text and other full data items
  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Single copies of full items can be:
    • reproduced, and displayed or performed in any format or medium
    • for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
    provided the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
  3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
  4. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
  5. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
  6. Mention of Arctic Portal Library is appreciated but not mandatory.
  7. For more information see webpage: http://arcticportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held
  1. This is a multi-institution subject-based repository.
  2. Subject Specialities:
    • Science General
    • Arts and Humanities General
    • Agriculture, Food and Veterinary
    • Fine and Performing Arts
    • Biology and Biochemistry
    • Geography and Regional Studies
    • Chemistry and Chemical Technology
    • History and Archaeology
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Language and Literature
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Social Sciences General
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Business and Economics
    • Health and Medicine
    • Education
    • Law and Politics
    • Library and Information Science
  3. Arctic Portal Library holds all types of materials.
  4. Deposited items may include:
    • accepted versions (author's final peer-reviewed drafts)
    • published versions (publisher-created files)
  5. Items are individually tagged with:
    • their peer-review status.
    • their publication status.
  6. Principal Languages: English; Russian; Norwegian
  7. For more information, please see webpage: http://arcticportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright
  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members of the organisation, or their delegated agents.
  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
  3. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
  4. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of Arctic Portal Library, and the exclusion of spam
  5. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is not checked.
  6. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
  7. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.
  8. If Arctic Portal Library receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
  9. For more information see webpage: http://arcticportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469

Preservation Policy

  1. No retention period defined.
  2. Arctic Portal Library will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
    • Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
  3. Arctic Portal Library regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
  4. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder.
  5. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Journal publishers' rules
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • Falsified research
  6. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
  7. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained transiently.
  8. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  9. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
    • The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
  10. In the event of Arctic Portal Library being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.
  11. For more information see webpage: http://arcticportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469

Arctic Portal Library supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://library.arcticportal.org/cgi/oai2