MPDL PuRe Policy
MPDL staff is strongly encouraged to deposit all material meant for public distribution on MPG.PuRe, the institutional repository of the Max Planck Society.
Please be aware that all documents deposited in PuRe are published to a wide audience and that at least the corresponding metadata records will be shared without any limits. You therefore should be sure that the deposited publications are relevant for global distribution - especially those documents with direct affiliation to the MPDL.
In case you're uncertain about a publication's relevance, please discuss this issue with your colleagues before depositing in PuRe.
- Authors of the MPDL can send their publications to Katrin or the PuRe Support Team for submission.
- Alternatively, the publications can be deposited by the authors themselves using their own account.
- Please avoid duplicates by checking the existing data before submission.
- There will be no QA check by moderators before the release of an item. Please notice that released items are visible to the public and will be indexed by Google etc.
- Authors should communicate their submissions (depositing activity) within their team/department.
Contact / Roles
General Support (Usage, Accounts, Privileges)
- PuRe Support
- Martin Boosen
- Katrin Gashi
- PuRe Support
Every member of the MPDL is allowed to have his own account for submission and/or file access.
Material to be deposited
- All material that is meant for distribution and has been communicated outside the MPDL must be deposited on the institutional repository. This includes articles or talks and posters presented to a broader audience (several non MPDL members) - Context: "Publications..."
- Optional: Internal material of general interest can be deposited by choice of the creator - Context: "Publications..."
- Optional: External publications by MPDL staff - Context: "External Publications..."
- Optional: External publications by non-MPDL authors in case of general interest for the MPDL (e.g. Berlin Conference papers) - Conext: "External Publications..."
- All sensitive data (staffing, business internals etc.) has to be removed by the creator before the document is deposited.
- Other material can be stored on the MPDL share drive (\\filesvr01\share\mpdl).
File Formats / Access Levels
- PDF versions should be preferred to .doc, .ppt, .xls etc.
- Visibility: MPG wide access or Public access, according to the audience addressed by the material.
Transfer of documents
In case a MPDL member is requested to share presentation material it is strongly recommended to provide only links to the document on the institutional repository instead of sending the corresponding files. In addition, conference organizers are asked to rather use this link than store the document locally.
- After applying one specific license to a document, this shouldn't be changed any longer.
Organizational Structure of the MPDL
- Big Data Analytics Group
- Core Service Operations
- Digital Labs
- Software Licensing Group
The MPDL Services GmbH has a separate OU (At the same level of the Institutes and the MPDL)
Future reorganization will be transfered to the instituttional structure.
- Publications of the Max Planck Digital Library - Productive Context for the Publications of the MPDL
- External Publications of the Max Planck Digital Library - This context contains publications that have been submitted by MPDL staff members, but which are not directly affiliated to the MPDL.
- Import Context of the Max Planck Digital Library - Contains all MPDL publications of the eDoc data migration.
- PubMan Test Collection - Sandbox collection for test purposes within the productive server. Please do not release any of the items stored in this context!
- Reinhold von Sengbusch
- Latest Thinking
All new Material should be deposited to one of these contexts - depending on the institutional connection of the publication (see above):
- Publications of the MPDL
- External Publications of the MPDL
Every staff member of the MPDL needs to have a CoNE entry including at least one affiliation. Missing CoNE entries can be created on purpose when needed for a concrete publication.
Additional information can be added to the CoNE entries by choice of each author.
All publications that are supposed to be part of the MPDL contribution to the MPG yearbook have to be submitted to PuRe prior to the official deadline.
Martin Boosen is responsible for passing on the information about deadlines and for the creation of the MPDL yearbook contribution.