Middlesex University eprints repository full text documents

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Middlesex University eprints repository full text documents

Description

Most documents are PDFs of journal articles and conference papers deposited on the Middlesex University research repository, eprints.mdx.ac.uk. Many are on scientific topics, and include images, diagrams, multiple fonts and mathematical formulae and symbols. Content created by Middlesex University academics. In some cases MS word, powerpoint and other documents created and deposited by the author has been converted to pdf by repository staff. Some include metadata, some have none. Other file types include JPEG, MPEG, MOV, DOC, XLS, DVD files, computer game code, and others not identified.

Licensing

Most are open access, but no usage rights are conferred beyond legal fair use. Authors retain copyright. Some are restricted access due to publisher's rights restrictions, copies may be obtainable on request to the authors.

Owner

Middlesex University

Dataset Location

Most items from the dataset may be freely downloaded from eprints.mdx.ac.uk

Dataset Champion

Aran Lewis

Issues brainstorm

  • retention of scientific symbols, non-standard fonts, images and diagrams
  • durability of electronic files
  • collection profiling
  • identification of file types vulnerable to obsolescence, already obsolete, not recognised
  • conversion of DVDs to MPEG or other format that can run in a web browser or common programme

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