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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017     Views: 3

Yes. You can contact us at commons@erau.edu to obtain assistance or if you need some immediate wording, please consider these statements regarding Scholarly Commons' role with data management:

The data will be and remain publicly available via Embry-Riddle University’s institutional repository, ERAU Scholarly Commons (commons.erau.edu), an open-access digital archive for the scholarly output of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University community.  This institutional repository is part of the bepress Digital Commons network of repositories and provides a perpetual archive, indexed by major search engines.   

The Digital Commons platform provides a high-availability hosted service that utilizes a distributed file system to provide fast and reliable access for content upload and delivery worldwide. The service offers unlimited storage with offsite backups of files on Amazon Glacier as well as quarterly full-site archives. Long-term accessibility will be facilitated by the commitment of bepress to the provision of long-term stable URLs and the preservation of all objects uploaded to the repository in the original format.  

The data and metadata are managed by professional librarians in consultation with the PI.  Basic metadata supplied by the PI will be supplemented by the Catalog/Metadata Librarian, who assigns keywords and disciplines based on the taxonomy created by bepress.  

Data appropriate for public release will be published and archived through ERAU Scholarly Commons, the institutional repository of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Those data requiring embargo periods prior to open access publication through ERAU Scholarly Commons will be appropriately embargoed.