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Building New Interfaces for Shocker Open Access Repository

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Title

Building New Interfaces for Shocker Open Access Repository

Subject

Digital libraries; User interfaces (Computer systems)--Design; Cascading style sheets; XSLT (Computer program language); Academic libraries

Description

Wichita State University Libraries recently upgraded its DSpace based institutional repository, Shocker Open Access Repository (SOAR), to the new version 1.6.2 with an XML-based interface “Manakin”. Manakin gives the possibility of creating different interfaces called “themes”. Themes provide branding for various communities and new visual effects for images and other collections. This article will address the customization of Manakin and the implementation of new features from an institution’s experience. It will cover the process to prepare and create the local theme, test the interfaces for communities and collections and in different browsers. The experiences and techniques shared can be applied by other institutions that are interested in implementing Manakin. This article will also give some reflections on working with a team for an open-source system from the perspective of a Metadata Catalog Librarian in a medium sized library.

Creator

Deng, Sai

Publisher

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section

Date

2011

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Language

eng

Type

publication; text; journal article

Identifier

DOI: 10.4148/culs.v1i0.1356

Date Issued

2011

Is Part Of

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings, Vol. 1: No. 1

Bibliographic Citation

Deng, Sai (2011) "Building New Interfaces for Shocker Open Access Repository," Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings: Vol. 1: No. 1. https://doi.org/10.4148/culs.v1i0.1356

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Citation

Deng, Sai, “Building New Interfaces for Shocker Open Access Repository,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed November 24, 2017, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/308.