reposiTUm, opens an external URL in a new window provides direct access to all of TU Wien's open access publications. Up-to-date features provide information on the impact and distribution of publications.

With this platform, the library supports TU Wien's open access strategy, ensuring the best possible distribution of TU Wien members' academic publications and specialist information. The metadata is curated by the library and delivered by reposiTUm to OpenAIRE and BASE; there is also an interface to ORCID for metadata exchange.

reposiTUm includes all current types of publication, secondary publications (preprints and postprints), university theses and other TU Wien grey literature, as well as the library's digital collections. All members of TU Wien may use the platform subject to its terms and conditions of use.

Benefits of reposiTUm at a glance:

  • Timely provision of content, thus accelerating academic communication
  • Global visibility thanks to easy retrieval of information via search engines
  • Full text search of contents
  • Well-structured platform
  • Reliable citation provision thanks to stable link
  • Long-term archiving and clear citation with DOIs
  • Integration in CatalogPlus and other search tools

Secondary publication right

The secondary publication right improves the accessibility and distribution of publications by means of repositories. The author of an academic article may make the accepted manuscript publicly available 12 months after initial publication (Austrian Copyright Act Article 36 and 37, and particularly 37a). However, there are restrictions:

  • The provision only applies to articles in publications that appear periodically (newspapers, journals, etc.).
  • The author and the publishing house must be active in Austria and the publication must appear in Austria. This means that the publication may only be made publicly accessible within Austria's national borders.
  • Self-archiving must not serve any commercial purpose.
  • The author must be an academic staff member of a research institution that receives at least half its finance from public funds. Non-academic personnel and students who are not members of academic staff are not entitled to this secondary publication right, as prescribed by legislation.
  • Books are purely subject to the publishing agreement.
  • With international relationships, as with the use of repositories domiciled abroad, a legal system other than that of Austria may apply.

The 2015 amendment to the Austrian Copyright Act ensured that this right of self-archiving shall apply even if provisions for the contrary have been made in the publishing agreement; that is to say, even if the (Austrian) publishing house/(Austrian) publisher has been granted a usage right for the work.

If the Austrian secondary publication right does not apply to your publication, you may nevertheless make your work publicly available on the internet by means of a repository in the usual way. In that case, please note the provisions in your publishing agreement or the publisher’s policy on open access.