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Describing a Resource (Metadata)


Listed below are the fields you can use to describe a submission to KU ScholarWorks. Only a title is required, but the more descriptive information (metadata) you provide, the easier it will be to locate and cite your work.

KU ScholarWorks uses a metadata format called the Dublin Core Library Application Profile (DC-Lib). More information about the Dublin Core is available at http://dublincore.org.

Fields available during the submission process:

Field Name

Definition/Scope Note

Authors

A person, organization, or service responsible for the content of the resource. Enter the last name followed by the first name for individuals.

Title

Title statement/main title.

Other Titles

Alternative titles, such as an abbreviation or a translation.

Date of Issue

Date of publication or distribution; only displays if previously published or publicly distributed box checked during submission.

Publisher

Entity responsible for publication, distribution, or imprint; publisher of the previously issued instance of the work; only displays if previously published or publicly distributed box checked during submission.

Citation

Bibliographic citation for works that have been published as a part of a larger work, e.g. journal articles, book chapters; only displays if previously published or publicly distributed box checked during submission.

Series/Report No.

Series name and number within that series, if available; used for working papers, technical reports, etc.

Identifiers

Select from ISSN, Other, ISMN, Govt Doc#, URI, ISBN, and enter the standard number.

Type

Select one or more: Animation; Article; Book; Book Chapter; Dataset; Learning Object; Image; Image, 3-D; Map; Musical Score; Plan or blueprint; Preprint; Presentation; Recording, acoustical; Recording, oral; Software; Technical Report; Thesis; Video; Working Paper; Other.

Language

Select: English (United States); English; Spanish; German; French; Italian; Japanese; Chinese; (Other); N/A (for non-language material)

Subject Keywords

Key words or phrases that describe the intellectual content of the work.

Abstract

Abstract or summary.

Sponsors

Information about sponsoring agencies, individuals, or contractual arrangements (such as funding codes) for an item.

Description

Any descriptive information not in the abstract (such as number of pages in a document, date and location of a presentation, etc.)

Additional metadata fields available to Collection Administrators from within the
KU ScholarWorks administrative interface:

Element

Definition/Scope Note

contributor.advisor

Used primarily for thesis advisor

contributor.editor

Editor for the resource

contributor.illustrator

Illustrator of the resource

contributor.other

Use for contributor not covered by other contributor types.

coverage.spatial

Spatial characteristics of content

coverage.temporal

Temporal characteristics of content

date.copyright

Date of copyright

date.created

Date of creation or manufacture of intellectual content if different from date.issued

date.submitted

Recommended for theses/dissertations

Identifier

Catchall for unambiguous identifiers not defined by qualified form; use identifier.other for a known identifier common to a local collection instead of unqualified form.

description.provenance

The history of custody of the item since its creation, including any changes successive custodians made to it.

description.statementofresponsibility

To preserve statement of responsibility from MARC records.

description.tableOfContents

A table of contents for this item.

description.uri

Uniform Resource Identifier pointing to a description of this item.

Format

Catchall for any format information not defined by qualifiers.

format.medium

Physical medium.

Relation

Catchall for references to other related items.

relation.isFormatOf

References additional physical form

relation.isPartOf

References physically or logically containing the item.

relation.hasPart

References physically or logically contained item.

relation.isVersionOf

References earlier version.

relation.hasVersion

References later version.

relation.isBasedOn

References source.

relation.isReferencedBy

Pointed to by a referenced resource.

relation.requires

Reference resource is required to support function, delivery, or coherence of item

relation.replaces

References preceding item.

relation.isReplacedBy

References succeeding item.

relation.uri

References Uniform Resource Identifier for related item.

subject.classification

Catchall for value from local classification system; global classification systems will receive specific qualifier.

subject.ddc

Dewey Decimal Classification Number

subject.lcc

Library of Congress Classification Number

subject.lcsh

Library of Congress Subject Heading

subject.mesh

Medical Subject Headings

subject.other

Local controlled vocabulary


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