MIT is planning to implement theses in DSpace later this summer. We
plan to add thesis.advisor to the DC registry and then index it
separately as a fielded search in advanced search so that it can be
searched separately from author. Data from our existing e-thesis
implementation shows that users have asked for the ability to search by
advisor and also by degree-granting department, which we will also add to
our registry and index separately. When we have the final version
of our thesis metadata ready I'd be glad to send it to the list. By the
way, this change will not be made to the open source distribution of the
At 01:20 PM 7/1/2004 -0400, Suzanne Bell wrote:
Hello DSpace folks-
We're beginning to get into adding some theses to DSpace, and I'm
bit stalled over how best to (or if to) include the thesis advisor
I know there's a metadata element called "contributor.advisor"
for this information (yes?) - but when you use that, in the simple
display, the advisor name appears with the author's name, there's
distinction. It looks like they are both authors, and this- um, well,
just don't like it. (If I were the thesis author and saw this, I
I'd feel upset!) If you look at the full detailed display, yes, they
distinguished (contributor.author, contributor.advisor).
So I was looking at how some other sites handled this - Cornell
put this info in the "Description" field, which would work for
Drexel notes the type is "thesis" but doesn't include the
information (which is fine too).
Just wondered what other peoples' thoughts were on this.
Suzanne Bell, Economics/Data Librarian
DSpace Projects Coordinator
University of Rochester
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