(1) The purpose of e-publications@UNE is to acquire, store, make discoverable, and make accessible where possible, all the research outputs of the University of New England, including material identified as submitted research outputs in the Open Access to UNE Research Publications and Data Policy.
(2) e-publications@UNE provides a stable, secure and long term archive for the research outputs of UNE Authors. Compliance with this Rule enables UNE Authors and the University to meet the requirements of government agencies and research funding bodies for responsible reporting of research outputs of the University.
(3) This Rule governs the deposit and management of research outputs in e-publications@UNE. This Rule defines the deposit principles and content of e-publications@UNE, and provides a framework against which deposit, collection and access decisions may be made.
(4) This Rule must be read in conjunction with the e-publications@UNE Deposit, Collection and Access Procedures, which support this Rule, and the Open Access to UNE Research Publications and Data Policy.
(5) This Rule applies to all individuals associated with the University, and working and/or publishing under the auspices of the University of New England. This includes employees, emeriti, adjunct and honorary appointments, research students and postdoctoral fellows. In this Rule, these individuals are referred to as the UNE Author.
(6) This Rule applies to all material which represents the research and scholarly output of the University.
(7) UNE Authors are required to submit their research outputs to e-publications@UNE under the terms of this Rule, including the Deposit Licence.
(8) e-publications@UNE will include research and scholarly material that satisfies at least one of the following criteria:
(9) UNE Authors submitting a research output to e-publications@UNE will agree to the terms stated in the Deposit Licence.
(10) By submitting a research output to e-publications@UNE, I:
(11) The University, through e-publications@UNE:
(12) Success of this Rule will be demonstrated by:
(13) The University Librarian or delegate is responsible for overseeing the operation and technical standards of e-publications@UNE.
(14) UNE Authors are responsible for ensuring the quality and accuracy of all data they submit to e-publications@UNE.
(15) e-publications@UNE is subject to the University of New England's website "Disclaimer" notices including the "Copyright Takedown Notice" form.
(16) Non-compliance with this Rule may result in action being taken in accordance with the University Code of Conduct for Research.
(17) The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), in consultation with the University Legal Office, the Copyright Officer and [Undefined Division/Position]University Librarian, and where appropriate the relevant Head of School, will be responsible for:
(18) The Vice-Chancellor, pursuant to Section 29 of the University of New England Act, makes this University Rule.
(19) University Representatives must observe it in relation to University matters.
(20) The Rule Administrator is authorised to make procedures and guidelines for the operation of this University Rule. The procedures and guidelines must be compatible with the provisions of this Rule.
(21) This Rule operates as and from the Effective Date.
(22) Previous policy on e-publications at UNE Deposit, Collections and Access and related documents are replaced and have no further operation from the Effective Date of this new Rule.
(23) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this University Rule, the Vice-Chancellor may approve an exception to this Rule where the Vice-Chancellor determines the application of the Rule would otherwise lead to an unfair, unreasonable or absurd outcome. Approvals by the Vice-Chancellor under this clause must be documented in writing and must state the reason for the exception.
(24) A UNE Author is an individual associated with the University of New England, and publishing under the auspices of the University, including employees, emeriti, adjunct and honorary appointments, research students and postdoctoral fellows.
(25) Deposit Licence is the licence between the UNE Author and the University by which research outputs are deposited in e-publications@UNE.
(26) e-publications@UNE is the institutional repository for the research outputs of UNE, governed by the e-publications@UNE Deposit, Collection and Access Rule.
(27) Effective Date is the date on which this Rule will take effect.
(28) Non-traditional research outputs are research outputs which do not take the form of published books, book chapters, journal articles or conference publications, including but not limited to, original creative works, live performance of creative works, recorded/rendered creative works, curated or produced substantial public exhibitions and events.
(29) Research funding bodies are public or private organisations in Australia and internationally, which fund research.
(30) Research outputs means scholarly and research literature, including articles, conference papers, and selected creative works created by a UNE author.
(31) Rule Administrator is the the Vice-Chancellor or delegate.
(32) Student - means an Admitted Student or an Enrolled Student, at the relevant time.
(33) The Copyright Act 1968 identifies categories of material that receive copyright protection, including literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works, sound recordings, cinematograph films, television and sound broadcasts and published editions of works. This protection governs those who wish to make, use, sell, import, export, reproduce, adapt and disseminate such material. The Act also provides for other rights and exceptions.
(34) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent) contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories
(35) UNE Act means the University of New England Act 1993 No 68 (NSW).