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Clickable hyperlinks in DSpace metadata

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In general only include URL addresses in metadata when the URL uses a persistent identifier standard (such as DOIs or handles), or a service such as permacc for archived links (Perma.cc - LibGuides at Rice University).  This is to avoid issues of content drift or lost links over time and ensures long lasting references to works cited. One exception to the rule is for Woodson Research Center Finding Aids, which are manually migrated by archivists when needed.


Note: Only use one URL address per value (multiple URLs will not be clickable)


URL addresses found in metadata are clickable in the following scenarios. 



Pre-defined elements 


Any URL placed in these 3 elements is clickable by default. However, content must only include URL address, no additional text.






Note: dc.identifier.uri is also automatically clickable, but this is a system generated field that should not be edited. 



URLs found within text that follows the below syntax.


Where the text string begins with -- http 

and ends with either:

-- a space

-- a period followed by a space

-- a comma followed by a space

-- a closing parenthesis symbol followed by a space



  • Ending punctuation may or may not be included as part of the clickable URL.
  • Changes will take effect immediately upon save. 








Example Scenarios


EXAMPLE: Text string ending with a space


Citation: Smith, Richard J. (Richard Joseph), 1944-. "The Yijing (Classic of Changes) In Global Perspective: Some Pedagogical Reflections (published 2003)." Education About Asia, 8, no. 2 (2003) Rice University: 1-10. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/88958.




This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed.



Lapin, Norman A., Vergara, Leoncio A., Mackeyev, Yuri, et al.. "Biotransport kinetics and intratumoral biodistribution of malonodiserinolamide-derivatized [60]fullerene in a murine model of breast adenocarcinoma." International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2017, no. 12 (2017) Dove Press: 8289-8307. https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/98910




EXAMPLE: Text string ending with a comma followed by a space


This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.




Ho, Vivian and Petersen, Laura A.. "Estimating cost savings from regionalizing cardiac procedures using hospital discharge data." Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 5, (2007) BioMed Central: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/88322



EXAMPLE: Text string ending with the closing parenthesis symbol followed by a space


Citation: Monaldi, Francisco J.. "The Rule of Law and Foreign Investment in Oil: Petroleum Nationalism in Latin America and Its Implications for Mexico." (2017) https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/93930 


EXAMPLE: Text string ending with URL



Rights to this material belong to Rice University Campanile. Permission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library‚Äôs Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials



Rice University. "The Campanile, 1946." (1946) https://hdl.handle.net/1911/107566.




Preference is to use one of the above patterns. However, customization may be configured per collection upon request, so long as there is a repeatable pattern.


Example from Stockton Axson Collection of 18th Century British Drama, https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/61549



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