What do we stand for

Copyright & ownership

The author as owner

The author/owner of the material has the full responsibility of its content at the time of uploading it to the repository. The author must check that the deposit of the material does not infringe copyright. The author has to check the consent boxes that apply to share digital teaching material within the Veterinary Online Resources project and indicate the most appropriate license. Deposit of material does not transfer copyright to the repository. Authors must give permission to:

  1. make their work available (access and view) in the repository;
  2. grand end-users the rights to reuse the teaching materials.

The institution as owner

In some institutions, the institution takes the copyright of work that has been created by an employee in the course of their employment (e.g. UU). These employees must have permission from their institution to make their work available and to grand end-users the rights to reuse the teaching materials.

Licence types we use

CC BY-NC: This license allows re-users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC BY-NC-SA: This license allows re-users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC BY-NC-ND: This license allows re-users to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC0 (aka CC Zero) is a public dedication tool, which allows creators to give up their copyright and put their works into the worldwide public domain. CC0 allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, with no conditions.

Check the creative commons website for more information and support.

Metadata & format

Metadata

Metadata is the information that describes the material in the repository. Metadata help the users to search, find and retrieve information from the repository. The information is entered into the repository at the time of deposit. It is essential that contributors enter accurate metadata so that their work can be easily found by other users. Metadata that should be provided by the author:

  • Title of the material;
  • Name(s) of the author(s);
  • Affiliation of the author(s);
  • Subject matter of the material;
  • Description of the content of the material;
  • Educational level (bachelor or master);
  • Animal species;
  • Date that the material was created and/or modified;
  • Format of the material (e.g. powerpoint, video, emodule);
  • Identifier ( code given to the material in an identification system).

Format

The teaching materials can be deposited in all formats including PDF, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SCORM and AR/VR packages.

General outline

General disclaimer

  • All materials deposited in the repository are related to Veterinary Medicine.
  • The repository nor the authors/creators of materials are responsible for any misuse of any of the materials.
  • The information contained in the repository is provided on an “as is” basis at the time of uploading.
  • Authors/creators are responsible for the content of the materials at the time of uploading.
  • Utrecht University is responsible for the long-term maintenance of the digital resources and for making the resources available for the users.

Language

Default language is English, both for spoken and written text.

Education level

The repository is meant for teaching materials used in bachelor and master education Veterinary Medicine.

Access to the repository

The repository is not open to everyone, but only to people “signed up” to the repository. Still we have to decide whether all staff, only teaching staff and students from the participating universities can sign up, or also people outside our universities (veterinarians?). Once we decide who has access we can also define the scope of their access. Do we want all users to have access to all materials, or do we want to apply different access principles to different materials and end-users, e.g. teachers, bachelor and master students? If we chose to have one over-arching access principle, the depositors should be aware of this and agree to it before material is deposited.