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What metadata formats will be accepted?

VI. What metadata formats will be accepted?
• Publishers have the option of submitting metadata in one of three formats below. The “preferred” format for submitting metadata is MODS. This format requires the least amount of preprocessing by NAL staff and records in this format should appear more quickly in AGRICOLA than those in the JATS or PubMedDTD formats. Templates to be used to create records and examples of each format are attached below.

How are entity references coded (Symbols that need to be converted to codes)?

Some characters have a special meaning in XML.
If a “less than”( "<" ) character is placed inside an XML element, it will generate an error because the metadata parser interprets it as the start of a new element.
It will generate an XML error: if salary < 1000 then
To avoid this error, replace the "<" character with an entity reference: if salary < 1000 then
There are 5 predefined symbols that need to be converted to codes:
Less than: < use lt;
More than: > use >
Ampersand: & use &amp

What are required data elements on each record?

IX. What Are the Required Data Elements on All Records?
The following metadata elements are required on all records that are indexed. Each element has examples below.

• XML Schema
• Title (in English)
• Personal authors/contributors and their affiliations
• Language (if no language is included, English is assumed)
• Abstract (in English)
• Pagination (if on record)
• Journal title
• Publisher name
• ISSN
• Identifier: DOI or other link, if available.
• Volume number
• Issue number
• Date of issue

What is metadata?

Metadata is usually defined as “data about data”.

In terms of AGRICOLA, metadata is structured data that contains basic citation information about each article (e.g. , article title, abstract, journal title) about each article. The structured nature of metadata allows it to be ingested, processed and displayed in a standard manner.

What do I need to get started?

• XML Editor
• If you have purchased a subscription to an XML editor please use it to create records
• There are a variety of open-source XML editors.
A. Komodo Edit is generally considered one of the best.
http://community.activestate.com/komodo
• create records
• Resolve any errors identified at the bottom of the screen.
B. Microsoft XML Notepad 2007
 Download Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

What are the schema or DTD declarations for each format?

A schema describes the structure of an XML record as well as the relationship of the elements to the application. It must appear at the beginning of a set of records, or on each record if a file contains only one record.

MODS:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

JATS:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

PUB MED DTD
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

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