From: Robert Tansley <>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 14:42:53 +0100

Chris Armstrong <> wrote:

> My final worry (!):
> >From <>:
> >1.Decide a maximal set of metadata fields that should be
> >stored (for example, "authors", "title", "journal",
> >"journal volume", etc.)
> >...
> >3.For each EPrint type, decide which metadata fields
> >should be stored for EPrints of that type, and which of
> >those fields are mandatory.
> The archive administrator can leave out
> "quality-verifying" metadata.
> Is there a metadata element that specifies a date on
> which the archived paper is superseded (by a new version,
> the formally published version, etc)?
> I always feel that browsers should have a user-switchable
> window that shows the metadata so that they are aware of
> crucial facts that may not be printed in the body of the
> paper (like "there is a more recent corrected version
> available").

Whenever you reach the abstract page of a paper of which there is a
newer version in the archive, this is clearly indicated on the
abstract page. It isn't really possible to insert this information into
the body of the paper itself.

 Robert Tansley                    Tel: +44 (0) 23 80594492
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