A repository serves the publication, the proof and the long-term archiving of documents from science and economy. The repository of the FID move is a subject-specific repository, i.e. the contents are thematically bundled. This means that all documents that are thematically related to mobility and transport research can be stored in the repository and thus be made freely accessible.
The repository of the FID move is based on the Saxon document and publication server Qucosa. Qucosa is operated by the Saxon State and University Library Dresden. It is used for the free publication, verification and long-term archiving of electronic documents and is part of the international Open Access movement.
You can send your publication via upload using the input assistant or submit it on CD-ROM. If your publication has already been published on the Internet, please send us the exact URL.
Please submit your document in PDF format. In addition to the PDF format, we will gladly accept the original file(s) created in the word processor, e.g. *.doc or *.tex and the formats *.ps or *.dvi.
Metadata is structured data that is used to describe an information resource to make it more discoverable by search engines. Metadata provides basic information about a document, such as author, title, or time of publication.
For electronic publication you need
Please submit the metadata using the submission wizard. The submission of the metadata is at the same time the registration for publication. The registration does not imply any claim to online publication of the document.
A wide variety of publications can be published in the repository. The following document types are available:
If the content of a document that has already been submitted is changed and published once again in the repository, this is regarded as a new document and thus receives a new persistent identifier (urn:nbn) - i.e. a new code by which a digital document is uniquely and permanently named.
The registration of a document does not imply any claim to its online availability. In exceptional cases, the FID move reserves the right not to release registered documents. The authors will be informed accordingly. Legal recourse is excluded.
In principle, publications in the repository are equivalent to conventional printed publications and can therefore be cited. The citability is guaranteed by a permanent, stable WWW address (urn:nbn).
Already published documents will not be deleted. Changed documents must be re-registered and receive a new Persistent Identifier.
If legal reasons are presented, access to published documents and their delivery can be blocked. The record with the metadata will continue to be displayed, but instead of full-text access, a corresponding notice of the blocking will be displayed.
The publications are available without any time limit and are intended for long-term archiving.
For the long-term availability of published documents, it is necessary to deliver unprotected documents, i.e. documents must neither be encrypted nor password-protected and must allow printouts and copies.
This is because if data migration is required, access or password-protected documents represent a hurdle for the processing software and make long-term archiving impossible.
Therefore, in accordance with the specifications of the German National Library, we recommend the use of PDF/A as the ISO standard for the relevant document format, which was developed specifically for long-term archiving.
You have various search options for publications in the repository, including:
The publications are provided in PDF format. To read this format you need a viewing program, for example Acrobat Reader. In some cases, corresponding programs are already available on your display device. In this case, no additional software is required.
Although publications can be copied to local computers, the same legal copyright regulations apply to electronic documents as to "conventional" publications. The risk of unlawful use of a publication is therefore no greater than for conventional publications.