Enable multiple creators for ETDs
Currently, the ETD author field is not repeatable. We have many ETDs that are co-authored (some having up to 6 authors). Additional authors can be added in the contributors section with role author, but that a) gives them much less prominence in the record and b) requires creating a non-affiliated researcher record. We request that the ETD author field be repeatable to allow for the same level of attribution in the discovery record, and prevent the creation of non-affiliated researcher records which duplicate existing Alma profiles.
E. Fox commented
Another issue this creates is that each copy of an asset will have its own unique handle, which does not seem to make sense from a data management standpoint.
David Gibbs commented
This should be considered a basic functionality for an IR, not an enhancement.