How do I fill in the metadata fields?

Metadata provides the information that users need to cite and give proper attribution.  Metadata also makes your work discoverable through search engines and in the UH OER Repository.

1) Resource Title, 2) Author(s), 3) Resource Type, and 4) Usage Rights are the required fields for all resources uploaded to the UH OER Repository.


Resource Title

Give your resource a title as you would any scholarly work.  The title should provide the user with information about the resource.  Example: Laboratory Manual for Botany 100


The Author is the  individual credited with the creation of the uploaded  version of the resource. If there are more than three authors, you have the option to add additional authors into the Resource Notes field.
Example:  Lastname, Firstname

Resource Type

The Resource Type field is a pull-down menu of 42 terms associated with educational resources derived from the National Science Digital Library Resource Type Vocabulary   Select the descriptor that best describes the purpose of your resource.  If you have questions contact

Usage Rights

While we realize that there are other open licenses available, we are asking you to select a Creative Commons license.  The purpose of the UH OER Repository is to enable and promote the sharing of educational materials,  so that others can use this resource.

The preferred Creative Commons License is the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-By).  The copyright owner grants to others the right to download, re-use, revise as needed, remix with other CC-By materials, and redistribute.  The requirement for use is that the user provides proper attribution.

See Creative Commons License Chooser for more information about the licenses. This tool also provides the HTML to include in your files to ensure that your uploaded files are clearly licensed.

Here is a slide presentation about Creative Commons licensing 4.0 for educational resources.

Creative Commons V4.0 for Education (new) from Jane Park

If you have any questions, please contact

Go to a Guide to the Other Metadata Fields for more metadata fields.

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