UCIspace @ the Libraries is one of a suite of digital scholarship services offered by the the UCI Libraries. To learn more about our other digital scholarship services, please see our website, or contact the Digital Scholarship Operations Team or your Subject Librarian.
UCIspace @ the Libraries is a service for the UCI community to publish, manage, and preserve diverse kinds of research output. Fully searchable and indexed by major search engines, with UCIspace @ the Libraries you may publish digital research materials for researchers to download, create description to help researchers find and understand your content, and rest assured that your files will be preserved and accessible long term.
Each item in UCIspace @ the Libraries has a license associated with it. Please check this license to understand how you may use the material. Ultimately, it is the user's responsibility to use an item according to the terms governing its use. Users are encouraged to understand the limits of "fair use." Most of the materials in these collections are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by copyright law requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
UCIspace @ the Libraries is for scholarly output from the UCI community. It represents the intellectual assets and unique strengths of UC Irvine. Content in UCIspace @ the Libraries should have value as building blocks for future scholarly research within and beyond UCI. Examples include:
UCIspace @ the Libraries is just one option for the UCI research community to make their research content available. If content is more appropriate for eScholarship, the Web Archiving Service, UC Shared Images, or another UC sponsored service, these tools should be used instead. UCIspace @ the Libraries is also not appropriate for confidential information, proprietary information of others, or export controlled information.
The UCI Libraries provide this service for UCI faculty and research staff.
In order to submit materials in UCIspace @ the Libraries, you must hold the copyright for the item, or you must have explicit permission from the copyright holder to submit the item. No submissions will be accepted if they infringe on anyone's copyright or other intellectual property rights. You will be asked to sign a deposit agreement guaranteeing that you have the rights to deposit each item you submit and giving the UCI Libraries a non-exclusive distribution license to publish and preserve the materials. You will also be asked for how you would like to license your material for others to use. You may select a Creative Commons License or choose our standard statement:
"This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The author(s) of the material or their heirs retain copyright to this material."
UCIspace @ the Libraries accepts any file format for deposit. However, to open any file deposited in UCIspace @ the Libraries, users must have the required software to read it. Therefore, the UCI Libraries recommends file formats that are likely to be readable and usable in the future.
All digital objects published in UCIspace @ the Libraries will receive bit-level preservation. This does not guarantee that a digital object may be opened by a computer program or is understandable by a human in the future.
UCIspace @ the Libraries is both a publishing and archiving tool. Once an item is published in UCIspace @ the Libraries, it can not be edited or changed. An item may be withdrawn only under limited circumstances.
The UCI Libraries endorse open access to scholarly materials, and prefers that content be published in UCIspace @ the Libraries without access restrictions. This enables discovery and use by scholars world-wide, and facilitates collaboration, instruction, and innovation. However, the UCI Libraries is open to different access models on a case-by-case basis.
Submissions to UCIspace @ the Libraries typically occur as collaborative projects between the Libraries and UCI faculty or research staff. UCI faculty and research staff who are interested in publishing materials in UCIspace @ the Libraries are encouraged to contact the Libraries Digital Scholarship Operations Team or their Subject Librarian to develop project proposals. The Libraries evaluate proposals based on their suitability for an available tool, their research significance, their potential impact, and the resource requirements for completing the project successfully.
If a project is approved for publication in UCIspace @ the Libraries, you will be asked, as a Depositor, to prepare the materials for submission. UCI Libraries staff may assist at various levels depending on the project and available resources.
Every published item in UCIspace @ the Libraries is assigned a permanent URL, which can be referenced as needed in publications, curriculum vitae, web posts, or other documents. This unique URL helps to ensure persistent access.
UCIspace @ the Libraries is an open access publishing platform. As such, it is regularly indexed, and metadata for published items are made available to many search engines and aggregators of research content.
The UCI Libraries strongly discourage the removal or modification of submissions. UCIspace @ the Libraries is designed to support perpetual access to research materials of long term value. We will remove or alter submissions only under special circumstances, such as submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. If an item is removed, a citation to the item will remain in our system, along with its URL, and a copy of the submission will be retained in a "dark archive", where it is no longer publicly accessible.
When submitting content to UCIspace @ the Libraries, a Depositor must:
The UCI Libraries will:
The UCI Libraries retain the right to: