Help for Metadata Entry
In this section, you can enter an abstract for your document. The abstract should be written in the same language as the main document..
By clicking on + , you can add boxes for more abstracts. Please use the pick list on the right side in order to specify the language. Also, you can remove selected boxes.
Your abstract should be no longer than 40 lines (approximately 3,000 characters). That is about the amount of text on a page in DIN A4 format.
Here, you can insert additional remarks for readers. For instance, you could comment on the edition / version of your document, give indications of other editions as well as further information, such as 'supported by DFG', 'peer-reviewed', name other suppliers for your publication, etc.
This information will be displayed along with your document when it is made accessible.
Here, you can attribute a Creative Commons License to your work and thereby determine in what ways your work can be used. Click on the button, and you will be taken to the website where you can review the different licenses available.
Here, you are required to assign a DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) code to your document. Only DDC summaries, i.e., the top three levels are applicable here. Select a code from the third level.
- 000 Computer science, information & general works
- 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
- 000 Computer science, information, general works
In order to find more subject categories, click on +.
If you define an embargo within the document description – most probably because of copyright issues – the document will not be made accessible before the specified date.
Important note for doctoral theses: Please consider that the receipt for your submission of your thesis to Refubium cannot be issued before the embargo period has ended.
Click on the Browse button and select the file on your computer. To ensure long-term archiving, it is essential that your document in pdf format has no security settings (such as password protection). Please do not use blank or special characters in the naming of the pdf file. Instead of spaces you should use underscores.
As to dissertations, e.g. we recommend the following name: Dissertation_ "Name" .pdf."
Do not include spaces or special characters (e.g. umlaut characters). Spaces may be replaced by low lines. German umlaut characters may be replaced according to traditional German convention (ä=ae, ö=oe, ü=ue).
Another way to name your file is simply thesis_name.pdf – where you replace "name" with your name.
Please enter at least three subject terms in the language your work is in. You can add more subject terms in a language of your choice.
For Charité doctoral theses, use English-language subject terms only.
Enter one term per box. By clicking on + , you can add boxes for more keywords.
Chose vocabulary that define the content as precisely as possible. Also, please select the appropriate language label for each term.
Please use no more than eight subject terms.
With your click, you agree to provide to third party theses databases that make your work freely available to the public. Your copyright is respected in any case. Link to contract
If you don’t accept your doctoral theses is only published on the Institutional repository of the Freie Universität Berlin. You can also revoke any consent already given with respect to the use of your data at any time, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about ProQuest program "Master’s and PhD Theses Distribution" you can find here.
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