In the Data Repository service, any digital resource is identified and described by metadata. In order to increase the findability, visibility and understanding of your publication or any related object, metadata is added that describes the object using a pre-defined set of fields.
Every digital resource must be described by a number of default set of metadata fields in order to uniquely identify it. Some of these fields are optional, but it is recommended to provide as much information as possible.
Without the mandatory fields provided, the repository will not allow completing the publication.
The set of metadata fields is based on the Dublin Core metadata definition v1.1. The following fields are mandatory:
|Title||String||Title of publication|
|Creator||String||Name(s) of principle creator. Use full names as much as possible|
|Description||Text||Description (or abstract) of the article or dataset|
|Keywords||String||Keyword(s) or subject(s) of deposit|
|Publication date||Date||Original date of publication|
|License||String||Open access license to display when viewing or downloading the dataset|
The following fields are optional:
|Type||String||Type of data|
|File format||String||Primary file format or mime-type of the files in the dataset|
|Publisher||String||Publisher of the article or dataset|
|Contributor||String||Additional contributors to the publication|
|Language||String||Primary language used in the dataset|
|Discipline||String||Select the discipline that matches closest to the data contained in the publication|
|Contact email||String||Contact email address for users|
If an object is published under a community, it is possible that additional fields need to be provided before a publication can be completed. If some of these fields are mandatory, a publication cannot be completed without providing the values for these fields.
In addition to the community metadata fields, an object can be published under a collection. Again, it is possible that additional fields need to be provided before a publication can be completed. If some of these fields are mandatory, a publication cannot be completed without providing the values for these fields.