We have some items in our repository which merely describe items, where the actual item is not available in a digital form (or unavailable to us to upload for some reason). We want to add metadata which describes the physical form (e.g. “Compact Disc”) and the medium (“Sound recording”), but we cannot use the format.medium or other format elements because they are used by DSpace for the uploaded content, and therefore cannot be displayed in the simple item view.


So. We’d be interested to know what others are doing to get around this problem. Have you created additional metadata elements for this, or simply used the unqualified “description” element?






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