Institutional repository

1.  What is an institutional repository of the CAS?
2.  Who can insert the fulltext?
3.  What fulltexts are stored in?
4.  What is the methodology for data storage?
5.  How do I know that fulltext is stored with the record?
6.  Under what conditions can I get the fulltext?
7.  What are the rules for further handling with downloaded fulltexts?

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1. What is an institutional repository of the CAS?

An institutional repository of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) is used to archive the published results of research workers of the CAS. For building the repository system was used bibliographic database ASEP / ARL, which is a database of the results of fundamental research in the CAS. The repository was created in 2012 as an extension of ASEP bibliographic database in which the bibliographic records are stored since 1993. To each bibliographic record in this database is possible to add fulltext. Since 2017 its also possible to insert datasets.

 

2. Who can insert the fulltext?

  • The condition for storing fulltext in the repository is signed contract between Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the institute. All institutes of the CAS has signed this agreement.
  • The responsible persons (depositors) are then trained and methodically controlled by staff of the Library of the CAS.
  • Authors can store their fulltexts of bibliographic records only with the consent of the publisher.

 

3. What fulltexts are stored in?

Institutional repository of the CAS is used to archive published works of scientists of the CAS (an employee works).

An employee work is: “a work created by the author in fulfilling his duties arising from the employment contract with the employer”. According to the present Copyright Act (Article 58 of Act No. 121/2000 Coll., on Copyright and Rights Related to Copyright and on Amendment to Certain Acts (the Copyright Act), as subsequently amended – hereinafter reffered to as „Copyright Act“) an employer exercises in his own name and on his own account an author’s economic rights to an employee work, unless agreed otherwise. An author’s moral rights to an employee work shall remain unaffected. Where an employer exercises economic rights to an employee work it shall be deemed that an author has given his consent to a work is being made public, altered, adapted (including translation), combined with another work, included into a collection of works and, unless agreed otherwise, also presented to public under an employer’s name.

 

4. What is the methodology for data storage?

Methodological support for storing fulltext provides the Library of the CAS.

The author applies for an individual „myASEP“ account by filling in a registration form here and wait for confirmation email.

 

5. How do I know that fulltext is stored with the record?

Attached fulltext is published in the online catalog of the ASEP repository.

For each fulltext displays information about its availability, file size, number of downloads and versions.

 

6. Under what conditions can I get the fulltext?

There are four options for storing fulltexts in the ASEP repository.

Open access – fulltext of the work is accessible to all users.

Open access with embargo – fulltext of the work will be accessible to all users after a certain period of time.  By this time it is on request.

Open access for an institute – fulltext of the work is accessible to employees of an institute where a work was created. For other users it is on request.

On request – the work is accessible to a responsible person of an institute only (a depositor) and for an author who places fulltext in the ASEP repository. For other users it is on request.

 

7. What are the rules for further handling with downloaded fulltexts?

Works deposited in the ASEP repository are protected by the Act No. 121/2000 Coll., on Copyright and Rights Related to Copyright and on Amendment to  Certain Acts (the Copyright Act), as subsequently amended (hereinafter referred to as „Copyright Act“).

Users are entitled to use this work only for his/her personal needs without seeking to achieve direct or indirect economic benefit.

Users are entitled to use this work  in accordance with the license pursuant to § 31 of Act No. 121 / 2000 Coll., on Rights Related to Copyright and on Amendment to Certain Acts (the Copyright Act), with a mandatory indication of the name of the author, the title and source of the work.

 

Article 31 of Copyright act allows:

a)  to use to a justified extent excerpts from works of other authors in his own work;

b) to use excerpts from a work, or small works in their entirety, for the purposes of critique or review related to such a work and for the purposes of scientific or technical work and such use being made to the extent complying with fair practices and required by the specific purpose;

c) to use the work while teaching for illustration purposes or during scientific research, without seeking to achieve direct or indirect economic or commercial advantage and without exceeding the extent adequate to the given purpose.

 

The user may use the work only if the use of a work does not conflict with the normal exploitation of the work and does not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interests of the author.

 

Another use of a work requires previous permission of the rightholder (the author or other rightholder).