Metadata Input Guidelines: Source
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Information about a resource from which the current resource is derived.
Where Can the Source Information be Found?
For any type of item, source describes an original (physical or digital) resource from which the current resource is derived and may be found:
- by examining the item
- in accompanying or supplementary information
How Source Works in the Metadata Form
- 1. Source qualifier – drop-down menu
- 2. Source – text field
How Should the Source be Filled in?
- This field is only used if the item is:
- a derivation (a single map from a book, an article from a journal, etc.)
- an item that was part of a larger event (a presentation from a conference, a piece from an exhibition, etc.)
||Marshall City Directory, 1937. Rochester: Keiter Directory Co., 1937. V. 1.
Anabiosis: The Journal for Near-Death Studies, 3(2), International Association for Near-Death Studies, December 1983, pp. 203-206
||14th International Conference on Knowledge Management, November 9-10, 2018. Vancouver, Canada|
- Choose the appropriate relation qualifier from the controlled vocabulary
- Note that published conference proceedings should be treated as a publication (book or journal), while non-published components (e.g., posters or presentations) should use the conference or event as the source
- If none of the qualifiers applies to the item, choose “Other”
- Scanned map from a book
- Book: “From the German edition of P.F.X. Charlevoix, Histoire general des voyages, 1754.”–Almagre books, list 47A.
- Article from a conference
- Conference: Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2010, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Article published in a journal
- Journal: Government Information Quarterly, 2008. p. 66-89
- Presentation from a preconference
- Conference: 3rd Annual Digitization Expo [Pre-conference], Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Convention, 2010, San Antonio, Texas, United States
- Map from an atlas
- Atlas: Geologic Atlas of the United States, Llano-Burnet Folio No. 183, Washington: Geological Survey (U.S.), 1912
- Clipping/article from a newspaper
- Newspaper: “King State Dependent on South Parkers,” Forward Times, Houston Texas, August 9, 1975, pp. 7A-8A
- Assignment from a class course
- Academic Course: JOUR 5260 Qualitative Research Methods, University of North Texas Dallas, Fall 2016
- Photograph from an art exhibit
- Exhibition: Young Latino Artists, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, June 13-September 7, 2014
- Output from a grant program
- Grant: National Science Foundation (NSF), Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) Grant, Award #1252692
- Photograph from a non-defined type of event
- Other: Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final Competition, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, November 17, 2018
- To specify other resources which are judged to be significantly related to the current resource in some fashion, use the Relation element.
- Information in this field may also overlap with information entered in the Citation element.
- OCLC Worldcat
- Worldcat via FirstSearch (UNT staff/students can get to OCLC records through electronic resources)