Frequently Asked Questions

What is RocScholar?

RocScholar is the institutional repository hosted by the Libraries at Rochester Regional Health. It provides storage and access for Rochester Regional Health’s (RRH) research and scholarly activity.

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Is RocScholar available to the public?

Yes. RocScholar material is publicly available and the content is optimized to be discoverable in web browsers.

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What sort of content is available in RocScholar?

RocScholar represents the scholarly activity, research, and work output of the Rochester Regional Health System. This includes but is not limited to articles, presentations, books, book chapters, newsletters, posters, and conference proceedings. The repository is flexible and open to suggestions for the addition of new content.

RocScholar collects bibliographic citations of RRH affiliated works and often provides a link to the original publication. Some resources that are not beholden to publication rights will provide the file for direct download.

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Who can submit content?

Current employees of Rochester Regional Health may submit content to RocScholar.

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How do I submit or revise content?

To submit content, please email with the citation information and any files. You will receive a response confirming receipt and any follow up questions.

If you notice content in RocScholar that needs to be revised, please email with a link to the resource and a description of the revision needed.

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How does copyright work in RocScholar?

Authors retain copyright for items submitted to RocScholar. If the item has already been published in another source, copyright likely remains with the source publisher. Please refer to any contracts or agreements with the publisher if you need clarification.

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If my posted presentation has a screenshot or clip of a table, image or other media that is protected by copyright, can I still post the material?

Yes, if you have obtained copyright permission form the owner or it fits within the four fair use factors of copyright law.

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Can I post a reprint from a journal?

It depends on what the journal allows, which is usually specified in their agreement with the author. If it would not violate copyright to post the reprint on your repository site, you're welcome to do so. Permissions for many publishers can be found at SHERPA RoMEO.

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A working paper in our repository site has been published in a slightly revised form in a journal. What should I do?

Many journals do not have any restrictions on working papers that preceded an article, especially if substantial revisions were made. You should check your author agreement with the journal to confirm that there is no problem with leaving the working paper on the site. The repository would constitute noncommercial use.

Assuming the working paper does remain on posted in the repository, it is a good idea to include the citation to the published article on the cover page of the repository working paper. Please contact the repository administrator to request this change.

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I have more questions or would like a demonstration of RocScholar.

Please email with your questions or request and the Libraries at RRH will respond.

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