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The AUCToday collection includes electronic issues of the American University of Cairo magazine. The magazine is published by the Office of University Communications at the American University in Cairo. Electronic issues of AUCToday are collected and described for inclusion in AUC's Digital Archive and Research Repository (DAR Repository). [1] Members of the Office of University Communication may submit items to this collection. All files and metadata are reviewed by the University Records Manager.


The AUCToday collection was created in November 2011. Collection and description of electronic issues of AUCToday is an ongoing project managed by the Records Management unit of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library. The collection is publicly accessible in the Digital Archive and Research Repository.


The following table instructs staff from the Office of University Communications on how to enter descriptive information about issues of AUCToday. Some fields in the item submission template are not included in these instructions, and should be left blank.

Label Element Hint Scope Note Example Controlled Vocabulary Required
Title dc.title Enter the title. Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words expect proper nouns.
  • Transcribe the title directly from the item cover -- AUCToday (no space).
  • Insert comma (,) and follow with the year and season of publication.
AUCToday, 2012 Fall
Contributor Indicate the administrative office or academic department responsible for the creation of the document.
  • AUCToday is created by the Office of University Communications.
  • Select this office from the drop-down menu.
University Communications
Abstract dc.description.abstract Enter the abstract copied or transcribed directly from this item.
  • Enter the abstract or similar information (introduction, overview, scope, etc.) as transcribed directly from the resource.
  • Brief highlight of issue's contents may be featured on the cover.
Biotech Business: First University spinoff to take diagnostic solutions to the market
Description dc.description Enter additional descriptive information about the document not included in the abstract.
  • Include the season and year as stated on the cover.
  • End field with a period.
The Fall 2012 issue of AUCToday, university magazine of the American University in Cairo.
Keyword dc.subject Enter keywords or tags that describe the topic of this item.
  • Some keywords are already supplied by the Records Manager.
  • Supply additional keywords based on the topics of the magazine.
  • Keywords are verified or edited by the Records Manager to refer to Library of Congress Authorities. [2]
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Business
  • Biotechnology
Date Created Enter the date on which work was completed.
  • Type the year that the issue was published
  • Select the month that the issue was published from the drop-down menu.
    • Fall issues enter October
    • Spring issues enter April
    • Summer issues enter June
Type dc.type Indicate the general content type your work. Select all that apply.
  • AUCToday is a work of text.
  • Select this type from the drop-down menu.
Format dc.format.extent Enter the number of pages when applicable, in ### p. format. End p with a period.
  • Page numbers are located at the bottom of each page.
  • Enter the last page numbered.
40 p.
Medium dc.format.medium Select the medium.
  • AUCToday is a magazine.
  • Select this medium from the drop-down menu.
Magazines or magazine articles
Language dc.language.iso Select all languages that apply.
  • AUCToday is published in English
  • Select this language from the drop-down menu.
Rights dc.rights.license Copyright, American University in Cairo. All rights reserved.
  • This text is automatically entered.
Copyright, American University in Cairo. All rights reserved.
Copyright Date Enter the copyright date.
  • Date of copyright is the year published, found on the front cover.
Publisher dc.publisher Enter the name of the publisher.
  • AUCToday is published by the American University in Cairo.
American University in Cairo
Place of Publication Enter the place of publication.
  • AUCToday is published in New Cairo.
New Cairo
Volume rft.volume Enter the volume number.
  • Volume number is featured inside the issue, in the sidebar next to the Editor's Notes
Issue rft.issue Enter the issue number.
  • Issue number is featured inside the issue, in the sidebar next to the Editor's Notes

Controlled Vocabularies

Administrative Office

Displayed Value Stored Value
University Communications American University in Cairo. Office of University Communications


Displayed Value Stored Value
Text Text


Displayed Value Stored Value
Magazines or magazine articles magazines (periodicals)


Displayed Value Stored Value
English en

Collection Settings


<p>Copyright, American University in Cairo. All rights reserved.</p>


I hereby certify that this document is the property of the American University in Cairo.

The American University in Cairo retains all ownership rights to the copyright of this document.


  1. Digital Archive and Research Repository
  2. Library of Congress Authorities
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