Metadata: The Key to Describing Your Work
Fill in all relevant fields. Author(s), Title, and Date are mandatory. You can copy and paste from a document to speed the process and eliminate typographical errors.
Authors: Enter the author's full name, last name first. You can add a middle initial (or full middle name) after the first name. Additional authors can be added by clicking the Add button.
Title: Enter the full main title of your item.
Other Titles: Enter any alternative titles that the item has, such as a translated or abbreviated title. You will only see this field if you checked the multiple titles box on the previous page.
Date of Issue: Enter the date of original publication, presentation, or distribution. You must enter the year at minimum. You must use the format YYYY for year and DD for day; the month is selected from a dropdown menu. You will only see this field if you checked the previously published box on the prior page.
Publisher: Enter the name of the entity responsible for the publication, distribution, or imprint of any previously issued instance of the work.
Citation: Enter a bibliographic citation for the item. While not required, this is very helpful to users who may wish to cite your work.
Series/Report No.: If the item is part of a series, enter the name of the series and the number of the item within the series.
Identifiers: Enter any identifiers that the item may have, such as an ISBN, ISSN, DOI, or URI, and select the type in the drop down menu. If the item has a locally created identifier, choose Other from the drop down menu. Put any DOIs in the URI field, preferable in the format http://dx.doi.org/<the doi>. This will create a hyperlink.
Type: Select the type of item you are adding from the choices given.
Language: Select the primary language for your item.
Embargo Date: If you wish to restrict access to a work for a period of time (e.g., to comply with a publisher's embargo), use this function. Enter the date you want the item to be available. You must use the format YYYY-MM-DD. If you want to permanently restrict access, enter forever in the box. Note the items will still be publicly available, but the files will be restricted.
Request Access: If you elected to place an embargo on your submission, you can allow other useres to request access to your work. To do this, change the drop-down list from NO to Yes. If someone with a valid Texas A&M NetID account requests access to your work, yo uwill receive an email with the name and email address of the requester.
Keywords: Add any keywords or phrases that describe the content of the item. Additional keywords can be added by clicking the Add button.
Abstract: Enter the full text of the abstract or summary of the item.
Sponsors: Enter the names of any person or agency that funded or sponsored the development of the item.
Description: Enter any additional description of the item (number of pages, for example.) Do not enter file type or size, the repository will detect and add this information in another field.