Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the INGEMMET Institutional Repository?

    INGEMMET's Institutional Repository is an online and freely available platform that preserves, organizes and disseminates in digital format and the intellectual, scientific and technical production of the Geological Mining and Metallurgical Institute.

  2. What are the characteristics of the INGEMMET Institutional Repository?

    • It reflects the intellectual production of the Geological Mining and Metallurgical Institute.
    • All documents in digital format are available for consultation from the same database.
    • All documents are described with metadata in accordance with international standards.
    • Documents are positioned on Google and other search engines, which increases their accessibility and visibility.
    • It facilitates the increase of the visibility and prestige of the author, as well as the impact of his intellectual work.
    • It preserves the digital document and guarantees perpetual access to it.
  3. What kind of documents can be found in the INGEMMET Institutional Repository?

    It gathers different types of documents, produced by the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, and its predecessor institutions, such as: geological bulletins, technical reports, books, articles presented at congresses, journal articles, working papers, institutional memories, and others.

  4. Is it necessary to have a user to consult the contents of or to subscribe to a collection in the INGEMMET Institutional Repository?

    A user is not required to consult the INGEMMET Institutional Repository.

    On the home page, in the "recent submissions" section, an RSS service in versions 1.0 and 2.0 is available to users, in order to know in real time, the latest works deposited in this Repository.

    To subscribe to a collection in the INGEMMET Repository, all you have to do is go to the page of that collection, browsing through the structure of communities, sub communities and collections.

    On the collection page there is a button accompanied by the literal "Subscribe to receive an email, each time an item is entered in this collection". For example, when a user subscribes to a collection, Geological Bulletin: Series A, the Repository will send you an email notification, each time a new article is published in that collection.

  5. Are all documents from the INGEMMET Institutional Repository freely available?

    Most of documents registered are in open access, in PDF format; with a few exceptions. However, they may have restricted access to the full text, but with the availability of their metadata and summary.

  6. Does publishing a research paper or other document in the Repository make easier the plagiarism of its content?

    No. It is because being open access it is very easy to identify if the research has been partially or totally copied. This is one of the advantages of publishing in a repository.

  7. What is a Creative Commons License?

    It is a non-profit organization, which has developed an international legal framework, with a series of copyright licenses (Creative Commons licenses or "CC" licenses). It offers the author of a work to share his creative work, under certain conditions, in digital environments, under the terms and conditions of his choice and also keeping the copyright intact.

  8. When can a Creative Commons License be used?

    The Creative Commons License is not mandatory, but as an author we have the option of associating a Creative Commons (CC) license to our document. It is with regard to determine what uses end users can make with our document. In case we have transferred the exploitation rights to third parties, and these rights do not belong to us, this license does not apply.

  9. Does the INGEMMET Institutional Repository use any kind of Creative Commons License?

    The license that allows copying and distributing the work is used by default, if and when the authorship is acknowledged and with the conditions of not making commercial use, or not making modifications to the work.

  10. Who is responsible for the Institutional Repository of the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, and how can I contact for information?

    The Institutional Repository is managed by the INGEMMET Library. You can get there through the email: