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In support of the objectives stated in the 2007-2012 UCLAN Medium Term Strategy and the long term stewardship of scholarly works in digital form, the University Director of Research encourages strongly the deposit of research publications and papers in the UCLAN research Repository - CLoK. Wherever possible UCLAN research Repository staff will seek to archive the full-text of published work recorded on its database. In accordance with academic regulations digital copies of theses associated with the award of post-graduate degrees at UCLAN are also deposited on the Research Repository - CLoK.
Copyright in any work made available on the UCLAN Research repository remains the property of the owner. In uploading work to the research repository - CLoK, or asking an administrator to do so on their behalf, authors grant UCLAn the non-exclusive right to to store, manage and make available on the internet the work in any digital format that is necessary to maintain the integrity of the work and its accessibility in perpetuity. This is done with the understanding that it is the authors responsibility to ensure they have the right to deposit the work and to grant this license. UCLAN asserts its database rights in the collection and arrangement of the metadata records on the Research Repository - CLoK.
The UCLAN Research Clusters are responsible for implementing quality control mechanisms and communicating the criteria for acceptance to the Repository Manager and to staff making deposits. Repository staff are responsible for ensuring that content deposited has been subject to these mechanisms and meets the relevant Cluster criteria as stated in the Cluster Deposit policy statement. Cluster Leads can request at any time that materials associated with their cluster be removed from the Research repository - CLoK, or, disassociated from their Cluster.
All eTheses are deposited by Graduate Research School Office staff and any correspondence regarding this process should be directed to that Office. The UCLAN Research repository - CLoK has a rigorous take down policy. Any claims or statements regarding copyright ownership or other legal agreements made by authors in the process of upload will be taken at face value by research repository staff. If any complaint is received by the Repository Manager claiming Copyright infringement or other offence with regard to work held on the Research Repository - CLoK, the work will be removed from public view pending investigation. If infringement is established the materials will be removed permanently.