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Short Definition: Restriction of access to the content of a copy of a work.
Extended Definition: Restriction of access to the content of a copy of a work where usually only the metadata is freely available to read and download. In the context of a repository, access is restricted to the contents of the file(s) containing the copy of the work while the metadata is freely available. On a publisher’s online journal pages access to article content is denied to those whose access has not been paid for.
Synonyms: Closed depository
Related Terms: Embargo period, Embargo start date, Embargo end date
Term Lead: Helen Cooper