Policy of PHAIDRA

1. General description of the service

PHAIDRA, an acronym for permanent hosting, archiving and indexing of digital resources and assets, is a comprehensive digital asset management system for the permanent protection of digital assets.

The service is available at: http://phaidra.univie.ac.at

The digital objects archived in PHAIDRA receive permanent addresses, are provided with structured metadata and found by search engines.

The operation and further development of the Fedora-based repository-based software is carried out at the University of Vienna.

PHAIDRA represents the technological basis for the implementation of the Open Access Policy of the University of Vienna, according to the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge", which was signed in 2010 by Georg Winckler, then rector of the University of Vienna. The repository is used in EU projects, is used at further universities in Austria and abroad and serves as the basis for the Institutional Repository of the University of Vienna. It is therefore closely linked to the Currrent Research Information System at the University of Vienna and other systems.


2. Description of the service from a legal point of view

The legal relationship to the content supplier is governed by terms of use https://datamanagement.univie.ac.at/en/about-phaidra/user-concept-and-terms-of-use-for-phaidra/

The terms of use were defined in consultation with the works council of the University of Vienna and the project Phaidra as such commented by the works council in a publication (Login - cf.: https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:19871)

The legal relationship to the final user is regulated by the use of licenses (see Juridical in PHAIDRA and UNIDAM)


3. Purpose of the service and detailed definition of the offered service

Purpose: The aim of the University of Vienna is to provide university members of the university (teaching, research, administration and students) the opportunity to permanently secure, document and make available the output of their services worldwide.

Also the digital stock of the institution university can be archived with PHAIDRA. To this end, the software offers comprehensive tools for the formal and content development as well as the creation of e-books (also born digital).

The use of slogans, abstracts, descriptions and classifications and thesauri such as ÖFOS, PACS, EUROVOC; Getty; ACM; Basic classification is possible.

Detailed definition of the offered service. PHAIDRA is a digital archive and repository based on the OAIS reference model for the administration and provision of digital resources based on FEDORA. PHAIDRA enables persistent citation of content according to a print publication, offers a variety of standardized interfaces for the flexible reuse of the managed resources and objects. Phaidra provides structured metadata and therefore also provides metadata-based search strategies.


4. Rights of authors

The rights (or copyrights) of the authors, the suppliers and third parties are protected by the usage conditions, which are agreed with the works council. The publication in PHAIDRA represents a further publication of the contents in a different form, As a printed version, as well as on other servers. All members of the University of Vienna are advised to secure a corresponding further right of exploitation at the conclusion of publishing contracts and to publish the documents they have drawn up in PHAIDRA. Suppliers of objects are encouraged to use Creative Commons licenses. It is the responsibility of the supplier of objects to ensure the observance of copyright and exploitation rights of third parties.


5. Organizational regulations

PHAIDRA was developed at the University of Vienna and is managed by the Central Information Service (ZID), both technically and by the University Library. Project management takes place at the university library. The stated conditions of use apply. The electronic publication and archiving is free of charge for the suppliers of objects (however different memory limits must be observed, also for students, or organizational units) and is accomplished by the independent upload. The users are supported by a customer management (available at support.phaidra@univie.ac.at). For technical problems, the PHAIDRA service is available at support.phaidra@univie.ac.at and the University-wide Help Desk of the ZID of the University of Vienna.

An online help is built-in and can be called up as required. The most important information is regularly displayed on the service page. Trainings and workshops are offered by the library.