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The On Request collection includes issues of the Document Delivery newsletter, as received by university departments. The newsletter is published and distributed by the Document Delivery department of the AUC Library at the American University in Cairo. Electronic issues of On Request are collected and described for inclusion in AUC's Digital Archive and Research Repository (DAR Repository). [1] Members of the AUC Library may submit items to this collection. All files and metadata are reviewed by the University Records Manager.


The On Request collection was created in December 2011. Collection and description of electronic issues of On Request 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 Libraries and Learning Technologies on how to enter descriptive information about issues of On Request. 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 of the issue. Capitalize the first word of the title, and enter in lowercase all other words expect proper nouns.
  • Transcribe the title directly from the item.
  • Follow with a comma (,) and enter the date range of the newsletter.
    • Year followed by month(s)
On request, 2012 July-December
Contributor dc.contributor.office Indicate the administrative office or academic department responsible for the creation of the document.
  • On Request is created by the AUC Libraries.
  • Select Libraries and Learning Technologies from the drop-down menu.
Libraries and Learning Technologies
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.
  • Copy the heading from the chart, unless the first paragraph of the newsletter provides a more thorough abstract of the newsletter.
Document Delivery Requests Received July-December 2012
Description dc.description Enter additional descriptive information about the document not included in the abstract.
  • End field with a period.
Document Delivery newsletter from the Main Library of the American University in Cairo.
Keyword dc.subject Enter keywords or tags that describe the topic of this item.
  • Keywords have already been supplied based on the topics of the newsletter.
  • Keywords are verified or edited by the Records Manager to refer to Library of Congress Authorities. [2]
  • American University in Cairo. Libraries and learning technologies--Document delivery
  • American University in Cairo. Libraries and learning technologies--Interlibrary loans
Date Created dc.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.
    • Month will be the last month in the date range, if applicable.
Type dc.type Indicate the general content type your work. Select all that apply.
  • On Request 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.
  • Enter the total number of pages.
1 p.
Medium dc.format.medium Select the medium.
  • On Request is a newsletter.
  • Select this medium from the drop-down menu.
Newsletter or newsletter article
Language dc.language.iso Select all languages that apply.
  • On Request 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 dc.date.copyrighted Enter the copyright date.
  • Date of copyright is the year published.
Publisher dc.publisher Enter the name of the publisher.
  • On Request is published by the American University in Cairo.
American University in Cairo
Place of Publication rft.place Enter the place of publication.
  • On Request is published in New Cairo.
New Cairo

Controlled Vocabularies

Administrative Office

Displayed Value Stored Value
Libraries and Learning Technologies American University in Cairo. Libraries and Learning Technologies


Displayed Value Stored Value
Text Text


Displayed Value Stored Value
Newsletter or newsletter article newsletters


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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