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Electronic Theses: The Next Stage Metadata for ETDs Richard Milne The Robert Gordon University 27 th September 2004.

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1 Electronic Theses: The Next Stage Metadata for ETDs Richard Milne The Robert Gordon University 27 th September 2004

2 The Importance of Quality Metadata Resource description & discovery Within repository Search engines eg. Academic metadata harvesters, eg. NDLTD Union Catalog for Theses OAIster for academic resources

3 Metadata for ETDs Categories of metadata Information about the creator Author, institution, etc Information about the content Title, abstract, subjects, etc Information about the resource Format, size, identifier

4 Recommended UK ETD Metadata Set Core set of Dublin Core descriptors Allow for institutions to use additional descriptors To fit ETD collections within larger research repositories

5 Consultation/Collaboration Theses Alive! Project DAEDALUS Project British Library ePrints UK Project A Future for UK Theses seminar

6 Implementation Theses Alive! TAPIR submission system for Dspace Set available at :

7 Thanks for listening! Comments to : Richard Milne


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