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Presentation given at the Repository Fringe 2009 conference in Edinburgh on DSpace Customisations.

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    Some DSpace Customisations Some DSpace Customisations Presentation Transcript

    • Enovation Solutions Ltd The Friary, Bow Street, Dublin 7 www.enovation.ie Some DSpace Customisations Gavin Henrick, Solutions Consultant Presented at Repository Fringe 2009 www.repositoryfringe.org #rf09
    • Overview  Enovation Background  Some prior projects  SDCC Learning Circle  Current Projects
    • What we do Provide commercial services supporting primarily Open Source applications. • Implementation • Migration • Integration • Customisation • Hosting & Management • Application Support • Consultancy • Training
    • What we support • DSpace • Joomla • EPrints • Mambo • Fedora Commons • Drupal • Moodle • SugarCRM • Mahara • Alfresco • Mantis • JasperServer • MRBS • Virtualisation
    • Some Prior Projects Trinity College Dublin Tara • 2-way integration to their Student Research System • Custom E-theses Workflow from submission to printing • Hide Empty Collections • Enhanced Advanced Search • Integration extended of the TAPIR code and to cater for TCD licencing and restrictions. University of Limerick • Implemented Mods->Dublin Core parsing
    • SDCC Learning Circle Background  The existing site was a CMS with document management plug-in.  They wanted a more strictly controlled repository with set meta data requirements, and simple processes  They had specific design and user interface changes  They wanted a streamlined submission process  A much improved browsing experience was needed
    • Solutions Make adding items simpler  Tree based category selection  Implement a simpler submit page, encompassing all aspects on one page Standardise the Author names  Implement a “Find people” interface to central user system Standardise the Keywords  Implement a taxonomy driven lookup which pre-checks and suggests keywords as user types
    • Solutions Make adding news/event information easier  Embed HTML editor for news areas  Add news and events blogs to the site Advanced search improvements  Implement a range of UI improvements to advanced search Improved Browsing Experience
    • SUBMISSION PROCESS
    • NEWS SYSTEM
    • ADVANCED SEARCH
    • BROWSING
    • Main Page
    • Current Projects Digital Learning Object Repository  “Recommend a resources”  “Add a Review/Comment”  Subject based Communities of Practice Fedora Preservation Layer  Use of Escidoc front end  Customised services
    • Current Projects Social Studies “Dark Archive”  Preserve Original Image formats internally  Generate and publish web formats watermarked  Export extract of system to Open Access Repository  Link to Map server for rendering Open Access Portal  Harvester for the National funded project  Linking seven universities in Ireland
    • Contacts Gavin Henrick gavin.henrick@enovation.ie Enovation Solutions www.enovation.ie