ePapers Repository

About the Archive

About the ePapers Repository.

The University of Birmingham ePapers Archive is a freely available online service developed to host the full-text of research material produced by members of the University, such as working papers, conference papers and commissioned research (so-called "grey literature"). It is part of the University of Birmingham Research Archive. The material in the archive is available to be browsed, searched, read or printed by anyone interested in its content.

Benefits for you as a researcher.

  • Your research is available more widely - to academics and others, worldwide
  • It speeds up research sharing
  • Your research is stored in a secure central, searchable space, in perpetuity
  • Easy access to your papers for students and research partners
  • New ways to discover, locate and access the literature
  • Access to similar repositories worldwide. See the Sherpa web-site http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/index.html for links to other services

Additional Services

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All material in the University of Birmingham Research Archive is copyright of the authors, the University or third parties. Any use made of information contained in this archive must be in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and related or successor legislation, and must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the permission of the copyright holder.

 How to deposit

a) Mediated deposit by email: Send details of the publications you would like to deposit to ubira@lists.bham.ac.uk Information Services staff will then establish if the copyright agreements applicable to your papers permit them to be added to the service

b) Self archiving : Register and follow the online instructions to upload the full text of your publications.

Nicklin collection re-use fees

We charge fees for the re-use of our images beyond the permissions of the Creative-Commons-NonCommercial-ShareAlike the images are licensed under. Our charges are calculated in line with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

Our fees are charged on a per request basis, with a basic fee of £50 per licensing agreement to cover staff costs related to handling your request. In addition, prices by requested image are banded as detailed below:

  • £5 per image for requests of 1 to 10 imagess
  • £3 per image for requests of 11 to 100 imagess
  • £2 per image for requests of licensing more than 100 imagess

Re-use fees quoted here do not include VAT.

How are fees calculated?

We calculate our re-use fees in relation to attributable costs. We account for our direct costs and a relative apportionment of our indirect and overhead costs, plus a reasonable return on investment, in accordance with the PSI Regulations. Our direct costs are staff time required for the handling of requests and dissemination of materials. Our indirect and overhead costs, which include building and digital storage costs, are calculated in relation to our direct costs for agreements.

Our direct and indirect costs, therefore, relate only to permission activities and not to the Library's other functions so overall, our fees consist of:

Staff costs + relative indirect and overhead costs + reasonable return on investment

For further information about the ePrints Service please contact the Scholarly Communications Team in Library Services openaccesspublications@contacts.bham.ac.uk

ePrints developed at the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England.

University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science