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CPUT Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Uploading to ETD

A user guide to CPUT's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository: CPUT-ETD

Metadata project (Research Reports)

The current metadata project is aimed at uploading all documentary metadata as recorded in the available research reports.

Procedure:

Download the Research Reports from the CPUT website;

Print only Research Reports will be scanned

Upload the metadata for each faculty under the following headings:

Books / Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Conference Posters

Conference Proceedings

Journal Articles (DHET subsidised)

Journal Articles (not DHET subsidised)

Postgraduate Degrees conferred (to be loaded under Theses and Dissertations within the relevant faculty, department and collection)

Uploading thesis metadata with / without an embargo

Files may be downloaded from this guide.

1. Start at the ETD home page (http://etd.cput.ac.za)

  • Sign in / Log in with username and password
  • Select a Community:             (e.g “Faculty of Applied Sciences”)
  • Select a Sub-community:      “Agriculture
  • Select a Collection:                “Doctoral Degrees” / “Masters Degrees”
  • Select Submit a new item to this collection
  • Select “Next”  to move on to the next screen

You may also begin as follows:

  • Select Submissions:               from the right hand directory on the screen
  • Select Start a new submission:         under the Submissions paragraph at the top of the screen
  • Select a Collection:                from the drop-down menu
  • Select “Next” to move on to the next screen

Note:

It is essential to have the document on screen as you may need to copy and paste information from the document (especially the abstract). 

2. Item Submission: Describe Item (I)

Field Note
Authors  

Surname; full first names when available.  “Add” to add additional authors. 

For single authors you do not need to use the “Add” button

Title

Include the full title including sub-titles. 

For multiple titles or titles in multiple languages use the “Add” button

For consistency titles should be in natural language i.e. capital letters to start with and capitalisation of proper nouns (names of places / institutes / people, etc)

Embargo Use the date format (e.g. on the page) if an embargo period is applicable
Publisher

 Use Cape Peninsula University of Technology as a publisher

Date Year / month / day ( Year the degree was awarded)
Citation

CPUT subscribe to Harvard method of bibliographic citation

Type Scroll through the menu and select the most appropriate description for the document - Thesis
Language

select the language the document is written in

For an unlisted language use the description field or select "Other"

Select

  • Previous”          to correct metadata on the previous submission page
  • Save & Exit”      to save the submission in order to complete the submission at a later stage
  • Next”                  proceed to the next page of the submission process

 

3. Item Submission: Describe Item (II)

Field  Note
Subject keywords

Use keywords when provided

 Select “Add” button to add multiple keywords

Capitalise the first letter of proper nouns

Abstract        Copy and paste the abstract from the document where possible
Sponsors Add the sponsor’s details if available
Description

For thesis select the paragraph beginning with “theses submitted in fulfilment for the degree …” and add the year at the end of this description

Select

  • Previous”          to correct metadata on the previous submission page
  • Save & Exit”      to save the submission in order to complete the submission at a later stage
  • Next”                  proceed to the next page of the submission process

 

4. Upload file(s)

Field  Note
Files Select “Browse” and identify relevant file from the directory where it is stored
File Description  Briefly describe the file as "Thesis"

Note: If the item needs to be embargoed, click "edit" once the file has been uploaded.

Select

  • Previous”          to correct metadata on the previous submission page
  • Save & Exit”      to save the submission in order to complete the submission at a later stage
  • Next”                  proceed to the next page of the submission process

 

5. Item Submission I

Field  Note
Review Submission at this stage review the metadata and select “correct one of these” when necessary

Select

  • Previous”          to correct metadata on the previous submission page
  • Save & Exit”      to save the submission in order to complete the submission at a later stage
  • Next”                  proceed to the next page of the submission process

 

6. Item Submission II

Field  Note
Distribution License grant the distribution license by checking the checkbox toward the end of the page “I grant the license”
 

 

7. Submission Complete

Once complete the submission will be forwarded to the ETD Administrator for approval / rejection / editing

 

Note: Theses and dissertations do need a CC licence.

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