Metadata Policy

for information describing items in the 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 re-sold commercially provided:

  3. For more information, please see webpage: http://

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:


  1. Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.

  2. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.

Content Policy

for types of document & data set held

  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.

  2. Nazarbayev University Repository holds all types of materials.

  3. Deposited items may include:

  4. Items are individually tagged with:

  5. Principal Languages: English; Russian; Kazakh

Submission Policy

concerning depositors, quality & copyright

  1. Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, registered students, and employees of the institution, or their delegated agents.

  2. Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.

  3. Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.

  4. Eligible depositors must deposit full texts of all their publications, although they may delay making them publicly visible to comply with publishers' embargos.

  5. The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of Nazarbayev University Repository, valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam

  6. The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is the sole responsibility of the depositor.

  7. Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.

  8. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/depositors.

  9. If Nazarbayev University Repository receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.

Preservation Policy

  1. Items will be retained indefinitely.

  2. Nazarbayev University Repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.

  3. Nazarbayev University Repository regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.

  4. The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.

  5. Items may not normally be removed from Nazarbayev University Repository.

  6. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:

  7. Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.

  8. Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained indefinitely.

  9. URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories, with:

  10. The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.

  11. Changes to deposited items are not permitted.

  12. Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.

  13. If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.

  14. In the event of Nazarbayev University Repository being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.