Element Name

Degree

 

Definition

Degree information provides detailed information associated with the work as it appears on the item.

 

Where Can the Degree Information be Found?

Degree information can come from the following parts of a thesis or dissertation:

  • the title page
  • an abstract page

 

Or from the following parts of a College of Music recital:

 

  • a recital program
  • the front/back cover of a CD case
  • the top of a CD

 

For other items, this information may be found on (or inferred from) the item or accompanying information

 

 

How Degree Works in the Metadata Form

Parts:
1. Degree information type -- drop-down menu
2. Degree information -- text field

Repeatable?
Yes - to include multiple kinds of degree information (up to six) click 'Add' to repeat all field parts; "department" can be repeated as necessary, but other information types (level, discipline, grantor, etc.) cannot be repeated within the field

 

How Should the Degree Information be Filled in?

General Rules

 

  • This section is only used for:
    • theses and dissertations
    • degree recitals in the UNT College of Music
    • other output from the UNT community
  • For each document, include all relevant parts

 

Degree Name

 

Guideline Example
  • Enter the degree name as it appears on the title page or equivalent
  • Fully spell out the degree name
Master of Music

 

Degree Level

 

Guideline Example
  • Select the degree level from the controlled vocabulary
    • (The degree name will start with "Doctor" or "Master")
Doctoral

Master's
  • For senior recitals, the level will be "Bachelor's"
Bachelor's

 

Degree Publication Type

 

Guideline Example
Doctoral Dissertation

Master's Thesis

Problem in Lieu of a Master's Thesis

 

Degree Discipline

 

Guideline Example
  • Enter the name of the program (or major discipline) as it appears on the title page or equivalent
Elementary Education

 

Academic Department

 

  • This subfield may be used for items other than theses and dissertations
  • For theses and dissertations, this should be the same as the department chair listed on the title page
  • For items other than theses and dissertations, use the current department associated with the creator(s)
    • The department will not be changed retroactively if the creator moves to a different department

 

Guideline Example
  • Record the name of a department or school associated with the work
  • Use the short form of the department name (omitting "Department of")
Political Science
  • If the item has multiple creators from different departments, include each department separately
Department: Library and Information Science

Department: Digital Projects

 

 

Degree Grantor

 

Guideline Example
  • Record the degree grantor institution name as it appears on the title page or equivalent
University of North Texas

 

 

Other Examples

Doctorate in Physics
Name: Doctor of Philosophy
Level: Doctoral
Publication Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Discipline: Physics
Department: Physics
Grantor: University of North Texas




 
Master's in Visual Arts
Name: Master of Arts
Level: Master's
Publication Type: Problem in Lieu of a Master's Thesis
Discipline: Sculpture
Department: School of Visual Arts
Grantor: University of North Texas




 
Master's in Political Science
Name: Master of Science
Level: Master's
Publication Type: Master's Thesis
Discipline: Political Science
Department: Political Science
Grantor: University of North Texas




 
Doctorate in Literature
Name: Doctor of Philosophy
Level: Doctoral
Publication Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Discipline: English
Department: English
Grantor: North Texas State University




 
Artist Certificate
Name: Graduate Artist Certificate
Level: Certificate
Discipline: Flute
Department: Music
Grantor: University of North Texas

 

Comments

  • If feasible, compiling controlled vocabularies for Degree name and discipline facilitate consistency.
  • In some cases, Academic Department will also be related to the Institution element.

 

Resources

 

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