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MyAthens new features and future directions


Find out about the latest innovations at MyAthens.

Find out about the latest innovations at MyAthens.

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  • 1. MyAthens: New Features and Future Directions
      • Sarah Quintin – Software Engineer
      • [email_address]
  • 2. Overview
    • What is MyAthens?
    • New functionality
      • New panels
      • Enhanced panel configuration
      • Additional resources
      • Customisation
        • Branding
    • What’s next?
  • 3. What is MyAthens?
    • User portal for Athens
    • Central point of access to a user’s resources
    • Customisable homepage with panels
    • Users can update some account details
    • Forum
    • Help section
  • 4. Customised Search Panels
    • Enable your users to query existing search engines from MyAthens
      • Create search panels in the Admin area
      • Add advanced features such as drop-down lists and hidden fields
  • 5. Web Content Panel
    • Create panels with the content of your choice
      • Use the WYSIWYG editor for simple content ( text, lists, logos or links )
      • Or the HTML editor for more advanced features (forms etc…)
  • 6. panel
    • What is
      • Social bookmaking service
      • Users can store, share and discover web bookmarks.
      • Users can tag bookmarks
    • How is it relevant to MyAthens?
      • Administrators and their users can bookmark non-Athens resources and use the existing panel to display them in MyAthens
  • 7. panel
    • So, what's new?
      • Users can now filter their own bookmarks by tag
      • Simply supply their (or their Organisation's) username and choose the relevant tag from the drop-down list
  • 8. Additional Resources
    • New functionality allows administrators to add and allocate additional non-Athens protected resources
    • These will then be merged with existing Athens protected resources in MyAthens
    • Users can flag additional resources as favourites from the MyAthens resources page
  • 9. Adding Additional Resources
    • Additional resources added via the admin interface.
      • URL
      • Title
      • Description
  • 10. Assigning your Additional Resources
    • Additional resources can be allocated to permission sets
      • Modify permission set page displays Athens resources and additional resources side-by-side
    • New resources are merged with existing Athens protected resources in MyAthens
  • 11. Restricting users' panels
    • New functionality in the Administrator's Interface
      • Restrict panels available from MyAthens panel chooser
      • Define which panels are shown to users on first login
  • 12. MyAthens Branding
    • Addition of organisations' logos to MyAthens
    • Administrators can upload an image via the Panel Options page in the Admin area
  • 13. Future directions
    • Pre-populated Delicious panel
    • Notification section
      • Announce new panels
      • Organisation news
    • Most importantly we value your feedback, comments and suggestions!
  • 14. Over to you…
    • Any questions, comments or suggestions?