By default, all content in Digital Showcase will be visible and fully accessible to public users—this includes both the metadata record and the full-text (i.e. complete digital content) for individual items. However, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary or appropriate to place access restrictions on individual items or content collections. For example, a publisher may require an embargo of six to twelve months before making a journal article publicly accessible. Access restrictions in Digital Showcase may be requested during the submission process by an individual contributor or by the academic unit, or office, from which a content collection was produced.
There are currently two levels of access restrictions which may be requested: