Below you will find frequently asked questions - and their subsequent answer - about LOAR.

Who can use LOAR?

LOAR can be used by researchers at Danish universities.

For how long will data be stored in LOAR?

Data will be stored for at least five years. If you want to store data for more than five years, please contact datarepo-support@kb.dk.

What are the costs for uploading data to LOAR?

For data amounting to less than 10 GB, there is no fee.
For data amounting to more than 10 GB, there is a fee.

Please contact
datarepo-support@kb.dk for information.

How can I access data in LOAR?

All data in LOAR is considered Open Access and will either be placed under a basic distribution license or under a Creative Commons licence. Read about the different types of licenses and the permissions they grant:

What is a Creative Commons license?

Creative Commons are different licenses that help you to legally share your knowledge. The different licenses describe how others are allowed to use your data. More information can be found here.

How do I become a user?

If you want to become a registered user, you can sign up here.

Do I have to register as a user to access data?

No, you don’t have to be a registered user to access data. However, each data set (named Item in LOAR) has a license which describes how you may use the data. Please read the license and the terms carefully before you start downloading data.

How do I submit data to a collection in LOAR?

To become a member of the 'collection submitter group', please contact the community administrator. See also 'How to Upload'.

Can I use my ORCID ID when using LOAR?

Yes, you can use your ORCID ID and the Royal Danish Library recommends this. Read more about ORCID and how to register here.

Where can I find information about how to use LOAR?

Please read our description on how to upload.

Information about how to use LOAR is work in progress.

LOAR is based on DSpace. You can find information about DSpace in the DSpace User FAQ.

If you have more questions, please contact datarepo-support@kb.dk.

What is a 'community'?

'Communities' are groups that contribute content to LOAR. LOAR is set up to reflect the organization of a university where top level communities are universities. Sub-communities may be departments, labs, research centers, schools, or other administrative units within an institution. The individual community has one or more community administrators who determine the community content guidelines and approve users as submitters in the community.

What is a 'collection'?

Communities in turn each have 'collections', which contain the content items, or files.




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