APERTO (http://aperto.unito.it/) is the University of Torino institutional Open Access repository. It preserves the University's scientific production and is linked to the Catalog of research products, in turn directly connected to the MIUR Teacher Site. Authors, therefore, are only required to add information to the Catalog once.
On June, 17th, 2013, the University Senate passed the local Open Access Charter, mandating the storage, on AperTO, of two different versions of every item's full text: a limited-access published version for internal evaluation, and a free-access version specifically licensed for Open Access by the publishers.
The purpose of the institutional Open Access repository is to collect and preserve the University's scientific production, in order to enable the viewing of it and to amplify its national and international impact.
Along with the Catalog of research products, the repository is the only source of information for internal and external evaluation, for funding requests and for each department's annual report. All uploaded information must therefore be complete and reliable, so adding information to the repository must be done with great diligence and care.
- Everyone can access the uploaded metadata in the repository free of charge.
- Monographs metadata always include an Index and an Abstract, as per the Open Access Charter, section 4, paragraph 1, letter a).
- Uploaded metadata can be used freely for non-profit purposes. All uses for private gain are prohibited.
- Everyone can access the open version of the items in the repository free of charge. Any other use of the items is restricted to the author and/or the publisher, unless ruled free by law or allowed by the rightful owner. However, if the archived item comes with a Creative Commons license, at the author's and/or the publisher's choosing, it can then be used in the ways and for the purposes mentioned in the applicable Creative Commons license.
- AperTO is the institutional Open Access repository for the storage of research products.
- The following types of items, as identified by the University Senate, are allowed in AperTO:
|1A||Monograph or scientific treatise|
|1B||Edition of excavation|
|1H||Scientific commentary / Expounded edition|
|1O||Booklet / Short monograph|
|2B||Short law commentary in book|
|2C||Chapter in university handbook|
|2D||Entry (dictionary or encyclopaedia)|
|2E||Foreword / afterword|
|2H||Translation in book|
|2I||Review in book|
|2L||Bibliography card in book|
|2N||Short catalog card|
|2O||Bibliography in book|
|3B||Journal review / Journal literary review / Critical note (Area 14)|
|3C||Note to verdict|
|3D||Review in journal|
|3F||Translation in journal|
|3G||Abstract in journal|
|Contribution in conference proceedings|
|4A||Contribution in conference proceedings [book]|
|4B||Contribution in conference proceedings [journal]|
|4C||Lecture in conference proceedings|
|4D||Abstract in conference proceedings [book]|
|4E||Abstract in conference proceedings [journal]|
|7H||Art prototype and related projects|
|7O||Technical report / Research report|
|7U||Handbook / Workbook|
|7V||Ethnographic recording or video|
|7Y||Contribution in non-academic journal|
- For each item, the following are provided:
- date of publication;
- full-text version (draft, manuscript sent to the publisher, version approved by the publisher, published version);
- type of review (blind peer review, nonblind peer review, scientific committee, none);
- publishing status (post-print, in-print, Epub).
Data input policies
- Items metadata can only be uploaded by qualified University personnel, or appointed substitutes, as per the Open Access Chart, section 2, letter b), and more specifically:
- full professors and associate professors;
- Ph. D. students;
- university staff;
- temporary employees.
About the storage, updating and removal of information uploaded to AperTO.
- Metadata and full-texts uploaded on AperTO will be stored indefinitely.
- AperTO will try to ensure non-stop availability of its contents.
- If necessary, information uploaded to AperTO might be updated to a newer format.
- AperTO regularly backs up all uploaded information.
- Items are normally never removed from AperTO.
- An item may be removed from AperTO for the following reasons:
- plagiarism or proven copyright infringement;
- other proven unlawful infringements;
- national security;
- research based on false data.