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Content Policy
Data Policies
Metadata Policy
Preservation Policy

Content Policy

For types of document and data set held.

  1. Eureka! is an Institutional Repository.
  2. Eureka! holds all types of materials.
  3. The collection may include the following:
    • Presidential papers
    • Minutes of the council of ATEI
    • Minutes from ATEI departments
    • Call for tenders
    • Faculty records
    • Official events organized by ATEI (includes conferences, exhibits, fashion shows, celebrations, anniversaries, graduations, etc.)
    • Project records (those funded by EU, by the Research committee of ATEI, etc.)
    • Photographs
    • Publications of ATEI
    • Annual reports
    • Papers / theses and dissertations
    • Student projects / samples of student projects
    • Student organization records (political, athletic, traditional, dancing, theatre, photography clubs, etc.)
    • Artefacts (trophies, costumes, awards, paintings, maps, etc.)
    • Architectural drawings
    • Financial reports
    • Budgets
    • Course syllabi / guides from each department
    • Alumni records / publications
    • Announcements
  4. Papers may include:
    • unpublished pre-prints (not peer-reviewed)
    • final peer-reviewed drafts (post-prints)
    • published versions.

Data Policy

For full-text and other full data items.

  1. Anyone may access full items free of charge.
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
    • reproduced, displayed or performed, and given to third parties in any format or medium
    • for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.


    • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given,
    • a hyperlink or a URL are given for the original metadata page, and
    • the content is not changed in any way
  3. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders.

  4. Please note the following:

    • Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.
    • Personal data or other private information is confidential and so public access to such information is prohibited.
    • Eureka! is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.
    • Mention of Eureka! – the Institutional Repository of ATEI of Thessaloniki – is appreciated but not mandatory.


Metadata Policy

This policy concerns information describing items in the Eureka! Repository.

  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes, and may also be re-sold commercially provided:
    • either the OAI identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
    • Eureka!, the Institutional Repository of ATEI – Thessaloniki, is mentioned.


Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.
  2. Eureka! will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
  3. Items in certain designated formats will be migrated to new formats where necessary.
  4. Eureka! regularly backs up its files according to the method “grandfather – father – son”.
  5. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
  6. Items may not normally be removed from Eureka!.
  7. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
    • Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
    • Legal requirements and proven violations
    • National security
    • Falsified research.
  8. In general, withdrawn items are not deleted but are removed from public view:
  9. Withdrawn items' URLs are maintained indefinitely.
  10. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories.
  11. Items will only be deleted from the repository if there is a legal requirement to do so. Deletion means removal of the item itself, plus any metadata pertaining to the item. In this instance, there will be no “tombstone” marker as is the case with withdrawn items.
  12. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.
  13. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
  14. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited. The original URL will be linked to the latest version.
  15. Items are allocated a checksum to facilitate the detection of alterations.
  16. In the event of Eureka! being closed down, the system will be recovered. However, there is a slight possibility that a small part of information will be lost.
  17. For more information on the withdrawal of items, please see (link)“Can papers be removed from Eureka!?”