General Information

  1. OpenMETU, METU Open Science and Academic Institutional Archive platform primarily aims to provide content access to the researchers. OpenMETU gains access to the content in two ways:
    1. Direct access to the full-text of the study (pre-print, post print, publisher version)
    2. Indirect access through the metadata of the study
  2. OpenMETU is bound by the copyright terms and ethical rules while pursuing this goal.
  3. Every information contained in OpenMETU is indexed by Google. Thus, it is important to provide the correct metadata about the content. It is critically important to enter the title of the content, author, publisher, and the date of issue correctly and to provide related access links and DOI number. The metadata such as abstract and keywords is effective in the listing of the search results of the study.
  4. OpenMETU is not person-oriented, but publication/study-oriented, as opposed to performance evaluation systems. In OpenMETU, individuals are also included as an asset and associated with other assets. Even if the name of the author is written differently and does not match the relevant person in OpenMETU, it does not affect the direct access to the publication. However, it is necessary for the publication of the author to be seen together and the integrity of the system. It is important to notify such situations to mail address or to correct them.
  5. In OpenMETU, our assets are structured through the communities such as faculties, institutions, research centers, and Northern Cyprus campus. Sub-communities have been also formed to match our departments. The collections were determined to reflect the asset type of the communities.
  6. The content that are entered/uploaded to OpenMETU by the researcher falls under the control of the relevant unit in the Library. Here, it is published by controlling the publisher policy and copyright terms. Hence, the researchers can upload their studies without hesitation.
  7. OpenMETU aims to work integrated with internal and external information sources so that researchers do not have to upload a data to more than one system. Figure 1 displays the systems that OpenMETU aims to integrate.

    According to the diagram, every asset entered to the index system of Avesis, Open Course Materials, Audiovisual Archive and TÜBİTAK TR is automatically transferred to OpenMETU. The researchers should only check the author match.