the resource refers to the resource in the repository which identified by the
dc:identifier property in the Rioxx metadata record.
version of record refers to a version of the resource described in the Rioxx metadata record, which has been made available, electronically, by a publisher.
The terms MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL used in the table below should be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.
|rioxxterms:contributor||Zero or more||
This field is designed to describe an entity – for example the name of a person, organisation or service – responsible for making contributions to the content of the resource. As many rioxxterms:contributor properties may be entered as required. This property SHOULD take an optional attribute called uri, which MUST contain a URI which uniquely identifies the contributor. The ideal use of this property is to include both an HTTP(S) URI in the uri attribute, and a text string in the body of the property, thus:
Where the contributor is a person, the RECOMMENDED format is to add text in the form Last Name, First Name(s), and to include a recognised persistent identifier scheme, such as an ORCID ID, if known, in its HTTPS URI form, e.g.
Where the contributor is an organisation, the RECOMMENDED format is to add the official name of the organisation, and to include a recognised persistent identifier scheme in its HTTP(S) URI form. Such an identifier scheme might include ISNI, Research Organization Registry, Global Research Identifier Database, VIAF or WikiData concept URI, e.g.
|rioxxterms:author||One or more||
The author of the resource may be a person, organisation or service, but is most commonly a person. This property SHOULD take an optional attribute called uri, which MUST contain a URI which uniquely identifies the author. Where there is more than one author, a separate rioxxterms:author property MUST be used for each. As many authors may be entered as required.
The ideal use of this property is to include both an HTTP(S) URI in the uri attribute and a text string in the body of the property, thus:
Where the author is a person, the RECOMMENDED format is to add text in the form Last Name, First Name(s), and to include a recognised persistent identifier scheme such as an ORCID ID, if known, in its HTTPS URI form, e.g.
Where the author is an organisation, the RECOMMENDED format is to add the official name of the organisation, and to include a recognised persistent identifier scheme in its HTTP(S) URI form. Such an identifier scheme might include ISNI, Research Organization Registry, Global Research Identifier Database, VIAF or WikiData concept URI, e.g.
Where the rioxxterms:author property appears multiple times for one record, it CAN be assumed that the order is significant, in that the first property describes the 'first named author' of the resource. In order to make this more explicit, an extra attribute, first-named-author, SHOULD be used to indicate which of the rioxxterms:author properties describes the first named author of the resource, thus:
|dc:relation||Zero or more||
Although this property is not strictly mandated in the Rioxx application profile, it SHOULD be included because this is the property which harvesting software will inspect for to find the URLs for resource file content - for example to locate the "full text" associated with a repository record.
The resource described by a Rioxx record is commonly a web page containing metadata and links to other resources, such as (in the case of a publication) a PDF file. The
Each related resource MUST appear as a separate instance of the property.
The schema.org vocabulary accommodates a diverse range of creative work types.
|ali:license_ref||One or more||
This is defined in the NISO Open Access Metadata and Indicators. This property MUST take an HTTP(S) URI for its value. This URI MUST point to a resource which expresses the license terms specifying how the resource may be used.
This property MUST include the attribute:
This attribute indicates the date upon which this license takes effect. Multiple ali:license_ref properties may be included. Where several such properties are included, the one with the start_date attribute indicating the most recent date takes precedence.
This approach allows the expression of 'embargoes', where a particular license takes effect at a date in the subjective future.
In the absence of any other license, the copyright holder reserves all rights automatically. As a convenience, Rioxx provides two URLs which may be used to explicitly convey this state:
|dc:publisher||Zero or more||
This property contains the name of the entity, typically a 'publisher', responsible for making the version of record of the resource available. This could be a person, organisation or service.
Where available and possible, the RECOMMENDED format is to add the official name of the publisher, and to include a recognised persistent identifier in its HTTP(S) URI form as an attribute, e.g.
Typical persistent identifier schemes likely to be relevant here include ISNI, ROR, GRID, VIAF. Where a recognised persistent identifier is unavailable or cannot be provided, the name of the publisher entered here SHOULD instead be from a controlled list.
|rioxxterms:grant||One or more||
The purpose of
The property MUST contain one grant ID. A grant ID can take the form of any identifier provided by the funder, preferably represented as an HTTP(S) URI. In cases where the resource has been funded internally, an appropriate internal code might be used.
The property takes two attributes: funder_name and funder_id. One or both of funder_name and funder_id MUST be supplied.
The canonical name of the entity responsible for funding the resource SHOULD be recorded here as text.
A globally unique identifier for the funder of the resource SHOULD be recorded here. An HTTP(S) URI MUST be used for this. It is RECOMMENDED that one of the following identifier schemes is used:
Where the resource has been funded by more than one funder a separate rioxxterms:grant property MUST be added for each. Similarly, where several grant IDs provided by the same funder have been attached to the resource, a separate rioxxterms:grant property MUST be added for each.
This means that it is permissible for a given funder_name or funder_id to appear in multiple instances of the rioxxterms:grant property in a single Rioxx metadata record.
|rioxxterms:project||One or more||
The purpose of
Where the resource is associated with more than one project ID, a rioxxterms:project property MUST be added for each. This means that it is permissible for multiple instances of the
This property indicates which 'version' of the resource is being described. The value of this property MUST be one of the following:
These terms are adopted from the NISO RP-8-2008 Journal Article Versions (JAV) standard and have the following meanings:
|dc:format||Zero or one||
This refers to the format of the resource being described. The MIME type of the object pointed to by this Rioxx record’s dc:identifier property MUST be entered here (offical list of MIME Types). Note that this property should not be confused with rioxxterms:type.
Examples might include:
|dc:coverage||Zero or more||
In line with the Openaire Guidelines, which recommends the inclusion of this property,
|rioxxterms:publication_date||Zero or one||
This property takes the publication date of the resource in the form in which it would be cited. This allows a Rioxx record to function as a reasonable bibliographic record for the resource.
As Rioxx can be used to help establish compliance with funders' mandates and licensing of open access publications, the critical dates for the assertion of compliance are those held in the start_date attributes of the ali:license_ref properties.
It is acknowledged that the publication date conventions of certain publishers vary, making the identification of precise publication dates problematic, especially in instances where a publisher assigns a resource to a seasonal issue date, e.g. Spring 2020, Winter 2019, etc. To maintain adherence to the above noted encoding conventions, resources with publication dates assigned to seasonal issues should be expressed according to the following convention, with months expressed as per:
Winter 2019 (end of year)
|dc:description||Zero or more||
This field may be indexed and its contents presented to people conducting searches. The goal is to describe the content of the resource using free text. It is RECOMMENDED that an English language abstract be used where available. HTML or other markup tags SHOULD NOT be included in this field.
|dc:language||One or more||
This refers to the primary language in which the content of the resource is presented. The property MAY be repeated if the resource contains multiple languages. Values used for this property MUST conform to ISO 639-3. This offers two and three letter tags e.g. "en" or "eng" for English and "en-GB" for English used in the UK.
|dc:source||Zero or one||
The source label describes a resource from which the resource is derived (in whole or in part). It is RECOMMENDED that the source is referenced using a unique identifier from a recognised system e.g. the unique 8-digit International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN) assigned to electronic periodicals, or the 13 digit International Standard Book Number (ISBN13) assigned to books. In the latter case, the ISBN13 for the electronic version of the book SHOULD be used if available.
Use of this property is applicable where the resource is to be published as part of a larger resource. Examples might include a conference paper belonging to proceedings or a chapter of a book, but not a complete book for example.
This refers to the title, and any sub-titles, of the resource. The title should be represented using the original spelling and wording. The RECOMMENDED format for expressing subtitles is:
Note that where the resource is a chapter in a book, the chapter title MUST be entered here, with the ISBN13 of the book being recorded in the dc:source property.
|rioxxterms:version_of_record||Zero or one||
This property MUST contain an HTTP(S) URI which is a persistent identifier for the published 'version of record' of the resource. If a DOI has been issued by the publisher then this MUST be used (and such a DOI MUST be represented in its HTTP(S) form). For example:
|dc:subject||Zero or more|
|rioxxterms:record_public_release_date||Zero or one||
This property takes the date upon which metadata about the resource being described was first made publicly visible. Property content MUST be encoded according to the W3CDTF (a profile of ISO 8601) which typically follows the following format: YYYY-MM-DD.
It is anticipated that in many circumstances
|rioxxterms:type||One or more||
Type refers to the nature or genre of the content of the resource. This property should not be confused with
Values recorded at
The COAR Controlled Vocabulary for Resource Type Genres is detailed in its treatment of type genres. It is anticipated that only the largest repositories would accommodate all vocabulary values, with most others implementing a subset in line with the resource types managed by the repository.