Submitters require to provide a basic descriptive information: for metadata record: name of author(s), title, date and source of publication for  works that were already published elsewhere, type of work, and 1-5 keywords (see Submission Form). The metadata will be indexed and will be used both the search and browse functions of SOAR. In addition, the metadata will be made available for services such as OAIster to gather and include in external search engines.

Additional metadata fields are also available, but not required. 

Required Metadata Fields for SOAR
Metadata Field Author or Software Supplied Repeatable? Free Text / Controlled
Title  Author/Collection Coordinator Supplied Yes, submitter may supply alternate title in addition to the main one Free Text
Type of Resource Author /Collection Coordinator Supplied Yes Controlled
Format of Resource Author /Collection Coordinator Supplied Yes, if multiple files are included in resource Controlled
Size of Resource Software Supplied Yes, if multiple files are included in resource Controlled
Date Published / Disseminated (for published works) Author /Collection Coordinator Supplied No Controlled
Keyword(s) Author/Collection Coordinator  Supplied Yes. At least one keyword is required Free Text
Permanent URL Software Supplied No. Author may point to additional copy in the Additional Identifier field if desired. Controlled

 

Optional Metadata Fields for SOAR
Metadata Field Recommendation
for Use
Repeatable? Free Text /
Controlled
Genre of Resource Highly recommended for all resources Yes Controlled
Primary Language of Resource Highly recommended for all textual resources No Controlled
Abstract or Summary Highly recommended for all resources No Free text
Additional Contributors Recommended for all resources with additional contributors like editors or advisors Yes Free text
Publication Status Highly recommended for resources meant for or in publication process No Controlled
Citation Information Highly recommended for previously published resources No Free text
Publisher Highly recommended for previously published or disseminated resources No Free text
Series and Report Number Recommended for resources in a series (e.g. a working paper series) Yes Free text
Additional identifiers Recommended for resources with an identifier like an ISBN or DOI for the publisher's version of the resource Yes Controlled
Sponsor Highly recommended for resources based on work sponsored or supported by an external agency or organization. Yes Free text
Copyright Owner Recommended for all resources Yes Free text