Describing a Resource (Metadata)

Listed below are the fields you can use to describe an item in OAK Trust (Digital Repository). By adding more descriptive information (metadata), your work will be easier to find and cite.

 

Standard fields available during the item submission process:

Field Name Definition/Scope Note Element
Authors A person, organization, or service primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the item. dc.creator
Title Main title for the item. dc.title
Other Titles Alternative title for the item, such as a translated or abbreviated form of the title. dc.title.alternative
Date of Issue Date of original publication, presentation, or distribution. dc.date.issued
Publisher Entity responsible for publication, distribution, or imprint; or publisher of the previously issued instance of the work. dc.publisher
Citation Bibliographic citation for the item. dc.identifier.citation
Series/Report No. Series name and number for the item. dc.relation.ispartofseries
Identifiers Select from available standard identifiers, and enter the item's number. dc.identifier.___ (qualified by selected identifier)
Type Nature, genre, or form of content. dc.type
Language Current ISO standard for language of intellectual content, including country codes (e.g. "en_US"). dc.language.iso
Subject Keywords A keyword or phrase that describes the content of the item. dc.subject
Abstract Abstract or summary of the item. dc.description.abstract
Sponsors A person or group that funds or sponsors the development of the work. dc.contributor.sponsor
Description

Department
Descriptive information not defined in other fields. (number of pages in a document, etc.)
Name of the department with which a faculty member is affiliated. This field is only available in the Faculty Research community.
dc.description

local.department


 

Complete list of metadata fields available to Collection Administrators and Digital Library Metadata Specialists:

Element Description/Scope Note
dc.audience The target audience for which the material is intended.
dc.contributor.advisor Use primarily for thesis advisor.
dc.contributor.author Deprecated, do not use. Use dc.creator for author information.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Used for thesis committee member.
dc.contributor.editor A person or group who prepared the work for publication.
dc.contributor.illustrator A person or group responsible for illustrations contained in an item. If the primary item is an illustration, use dc.creator.
dc.contributor.other A person or group that contributed to the work, whose role is not defined by another field.
dc.contributor.photographer A person or group responsible for photography contained in an item. If the primary item is a photograph, use dc.creator.
dc.contributor.sponsor A person or group that funds or sponsors the development of the work.
dc.contributor A person or group that contributed to the work. Qualified fields are recommended.
dc.coverage.box Identifies the extent of a geographic area.
dc.coverage.point Identifies a geographic point by latitude and longitude.
dc.coverage.spatial Identifies a location associated with an item.
dc.coverage.temporal Identifies a time period associated with an item.
dc.creator A person, organization, or service primarily responsible for the intellectual content of the item.
dc.date.accessioned Date the item was submitted to the repository.
dc.date.available Date or date range item became available to the public.
dc.date.copyright Date of copyright.
dc.date.created Date of creation or manufacture of intellectual content if different from date.issued. Used for graduation date for theses/dissertations.
dc.date.issued Date of original publication, presentation, or distribution.
dc.date.submitted Deprecated, do not use. Use dc.date.accessioned for submission date.
dc.date A date associated with an event in the life-cycle of an item. Qualified fields are recommended.
dc.description.abstract Abstract or summary of the item.
dc.description.provenance Records an administrative event in the lifecycle of the item in the repository. Automatically generated by DSpace.
dc.description.sponsorship Details about the terms of sponsorship or funding of the item.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Statement of responsibility for the item. (MARC 245/$c, etc.)
dc.description.tableofcontents A table of contents for an item.
dc.description.uri Uniform Resource Identifier pointing to description of this item.
dc.description Descriptive information not defined in other fields.
dc.format.digitalOrigin Origin of the digital item. Use "born digital" or "reformatted digital".
dc.format.extent Size or duration of a file associated with an item. Automatically generated by DSpace.
dc.format.medium Medium of the files associated with an item.
dc.format.mimetype MIME type associated with a file contained in the item. Information regarding the format of a file contained in the item.
dc.format Qualified fields are recommended.
dc.identifier.citation Bibliographic citation for the item.
dc.identifier.govdoc Government Printing Office-supplied numeric identifier.
dc.identifier.isbn International Standard Book Number
dc.identifier.ismn International Standard Music Number
dc.identifier.issn International Standard Serial Number
dc.identifier.other A known identifier type common to a local collection.
dc.identifier.sici Serial Item and Contribution Identifier
dc.identifier.uri Uniform Resource Identifier
dc.identifier A standard number or code that identified an item. Qualified fields are recommended.
dc.language.iso Current ISO standard for language of intellectual content, including country codes (e.g. "en_US").
dc.language The language of the item. Use of dc.language.iso is recommended.
dc.publisher Entity responsible for publication, distribution, or imprint; or publisher of the previously issued instance of the work.
dc.relation.haspart References a physically or logically contained item.
dc.relation.hasversion References a later version.
dc.relation.isbasedon References original source of the item.
dc.relation.isformatof References an additional physical form.
dc.relation.ispartof References a physically or logically containing item.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Series name and number for the item.
dc.relation.isreferencedby Identifies a resource that references the item.
dc.relation.isreplacedby References a succeeding item.
dc.relation.isversionof References an earlier version.
dc.relation.references Identifies a resource referenced in the item.
dc.relation.replaces References a preceding item.
dc.relation.requires References a resource required to support function, delivery, or coherence of the item.
dc.relation.uri References Uniform Resource Identifier for related item.
dc.relation References a related item. Qualified fields are recommended.
dc.rights.uri References terms governing use and reproduction.
dc.rights Terms governing use and reproduction.
dc.source.uri Do not use; only for harvested metadata.
dc.source Do not use; only for harvested metadata.
dc.subject.classification Local classification number, or classification number not defined by another field.
dc.subject.ddc Dewey Decimal Classification Number
dc.subject.lcc Library of Congress Classification Number
dc.subject.lcsh Library of Congress Subject Headings
dc.subject.mesh Medical Subject Headings
dc.subject.nalt Terms from the NAL Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT).
dc.subject.other Local controlled vocabulary; global vocabularies will receive specific qualifier.
dc.subject.udc Universal Decimal Classification
dc.subject A keyword or phrase that describes the content of the item.
dc.title.alternative Alternative title for the item, such as a translated or abbreviated form of the title.
dc.title.caption A label or phrase which denotes the item and which is typically displayed on or near the item. Serves in place of a formal title if none is provided. Primarily used for photographs and other images.
dc.title Main title for the item.
dc.type.genre Description of a particular style, form, or content. Use MARC Value List for Genre Terms (http://www.loc.gov/marc/sourcecode/genre/genrelist.html)
dc.type.material Characteristic and general type of content of the resource. Use DCMI Type vocabulary term (Collection, Dataset, Event, Image, InteractiveResource, MovingImage, PhysicalObject, Service, Software, Sound, StillImage, or Text).
dc.type Nature, genre, or form of content.  Possible values include:  Animation; Article; Book; Book chapter; Dataset; Learning Object; Image; Image, 3D; Map; Musical Score; Plan or blueprint; Preprint; Presentation; Recording, acoustical; Recording, oral; Software; Student Project; Technical Report; Thesis; Video; Working Paper; Other.

thesis.degree.department* Name of academic department granting the degree associated with the thesis or dissertation.
thesis.degree.discipline* The area of study of the intellectual content of the thesis or dissertation.
thesis.degree,grantor* Name of institution granting the degree associated with the thesis or dissertation.
thesis.degree.level* Level of the degree associated with the thesis or dissertation. (“Masters” or “Doctoral”)
thesis.degree.name* Name of the degree associated with the thesis or dissertation. (Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, etc.)

 

*Element is used exclusively for theses and dissertations.

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