Make author a composite of multiple fields – name, email, ORCID, and institution – and preserve author order as entered.
Discipline field / facet
Implement discipline field / facet based on bepress disciplines. This will require new development to implement a form element feature that can support multi-leveled selection.
Date field using drop down menu
Convert date fields from free-text to drop-downs for year/month/day
Text formatting on title and abstract
Allow users to italicize words in title and apply basic formatting to abstract using tinymce
Normalize dates and create date facet
Also display publication date in the full record.
Separate abstract from descriptive notes
Migration clean-up. Currently, both abstract and descriptive notes are in the same field. Use DSpace data as canonical source to separate out abstract and descriptive note into separate, dedicated fields. Note that descriptive note is not part of the metadata dictionary.
Separate degree type from degree level
Migration clean-up. Remove degree types (e.g., Ed.D., M.P.H.) from the degree level field. Set degree level (undergrad, masters, doctorate) for those records based on degree type.
Convert XML characters
Migration clean-up. These were accidentally included in many records early in the migration (prior to Feb 2020).
Migration clean-up. Fix the ones that have already gone in with the same predicates (e.g.,Bakersfield, Fullerton). Separate out the other campuses that have all identifiers in same identifier field.
Create new, optional Alternate Name field.
Title help text
Add: “You can use sentence case or title case capitalization. Want to try a title case converter? Note: At this time, special formatting such as italics is not possible.”
Degree name help text
Change to “Enter degree name in capital letters with a period after each letter. For example, M.A. or M.S.”
Switch authors from “Last, First” to “First Last”
Update help label for all author-related fields and develop script to change existing author values.
Blanket copyright statement
Add to full item page for all records: “Items in ScholarWorks are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.”
Remove warning about public visibility
Current note in the Visibility area of the form says “making something visible to the world may be viewed as publishing which could impact your ability to patent your work & publish your work in a journal,” which is not a universally held opinion.
Make owned by author default copyright value
Copyright field is also now above the fold for student work form.