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- use of extracts or aggregated statistical data based on the site content in scholarly papers, articles, chapters and books, as long as the source of the data is acknowledged (see citation guide below)
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Users who wish to cite material from the website in publications should, as with all internet publications, cite the URL (www.thepoorlaw.org) and the date on which the website was consulted.
To cite the project and web site as a whole please use the following format:
- Alannah Tompkins, Tim Hitchcock, Louise Falcini and Peter Collinge, et al., The Poor Law: Small Bills and Petty Finance 1700-1834 (www.thepoorlaw.org, 14 January 2019).
- Subsequent citations might be shortened to: The Old Poor Law[or OPL].
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To cite individual blog posts please use the following format:
- Author (name or other identifier), ‘Title of blog post’, The Poor Law: Small Bills and Petty Finance (www.thepoorlaw.org, date you viewed the item). For example:
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- Subsequent citations to the same article could use a shortened form, such as: Falcini ‘ East Hoathly’, OPL.
Acceptable use policy
The Poor Law: Small Bills and Petty Finance website, www.thepoorlaw.org, represents a project output funded by the AHRC. It is hosted on behalf of Keele University and showcases work by historians from the Universities of Keele and Sussex together with archival research volunteers based at partner institutions. This includes: Cumbria Record Office, East Sussex Record Office and Staffordshire Record Office. As such this website adheres to the Acceptable Use Policies for these institutions including comments on articles.
Users of this website, including blog post authors or those writing comments on blog posts may not:
- Post any offensive, obscene or indecent images, data or other material, or any data capable of being resolved into obscene or indecent images or material
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- Post material such that this infringes the copyright of another person or organisation.
The academic research staff on The Poor Law: Small Bills and Petty Finance project reserve the right to refuse, remove or edit blog posts and comments.
We process personal data in line with the University of Sussex Privacy Notice. See https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/website/privacy-and-cookies/privacy. And research data in line with Sussex Research Online Policy http://www.sussex.ac.uk/library/research/sro/policies 25 Jan 2018.
Project data and blog posts
The data created by archival research volunteers and others is the intellectual property of The Poor Law: Small Bills and Petty Finance project. The material will be made available for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means that the data and other material may be used for private study, non-commercial research and activities, and for instructional or educational purposes. Material may be shared, copied, and redistributed in any medium of format or remixed, transformed or built upon with appropriate attribution.
Blog posts are the intellectual property of the author. However, by posting it on the project website (www.thepoorlaw.org) the author agrees to make it available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) as above or see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ .
 University of Sussex ‘Acceptable use policy for comments’ http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/comments-acceptable-use.html 25 Jan 2019.
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