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Guidelines for the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository

January 2008

Appendix A
Metadata Fields for the Scholarly Publications Repository

 

Field Name

Definition/Scope Note

Publication Type

Article; Book; Book Chapter; Conference Paper; Patent; Technical Report; Other.

Authors

A person, organization, or service responsible for the content of the work(s).

Title

Title statement/main title of the article, book, chapter, conference proceeding, etc.

Publication/Journal

Journal title, title of book in which chapter occurs, title of conference in which conference proceeding occurs, etc.

Volume

Volume number of journal or serial

Issue

Issue number of journal or serial

Paging

Beginning and ending page number(s) of work

Year

Date of publication or distribution.

Publisher

Entity responsible for publication, distribution, or imprint; publisher of the previously issued instance of the work.

Citation

Bibliographic citation for works that have been published as a part of a larger work, e.g. journal articles, book chapters.

Series/Report No.

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

Identifiers

Such as ISSN, Other, ISMN, Govt Doc#, URI, ISBN.

Language

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

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.)