has been upgraded to the latest version of DSpace
, version 1.7. The new version includes the following features and improvements:
- Icons to classify repository contents
The new interface has icon-based classification scheme for organizing the types of repository contents which greatly improves navigation to search information more efficiently.
- More find full text options to download research items
The upgrades provides users with more options for obtaining the full text version of a research item i.e., downloading the PDF document directly from repository if the item is open access, visiting the corresponding publisher’s web site for details or using the SFX - OpenURL link to resolve the research publication.
- New Discover search/browse options
One of the main functions with the upgrade is the new Discovery Module. It allows faceted search/browse options to your repository content. It also provides a wide range of search options on the repository, such as by specific group, content type, author and subject details, etc. The current system offers powerful browse and search configurations to customize a variety of search options to accommodate user needs that were only possible with code customization in the past.
- Auto complete features in the search box provide users with suggested results.
Another function with the upgrade is auto-complete feature in the search box to prompt the user with suggested result. The user can just select from the list of suggested search items without going through the trouble of typing all the keywords.
- Statistics for most visited items list, for overall site.
The upgrade has improvement on statistic information on the history of user search, which gives a summary on popular research items and their rankings in terms of the numbers of visits. This could also be used as a measurable indication of how influence and what impact of a research publication have. http://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/statistics-home
- Improved Google Scholar metadata exposure.
The Crawler, Google Scholar meta-tag schema contains names which are all prefixed by the string "citation_", and provide various metadata about the article/item being indexed. The new version provides citation_ tags have been exposed to allow the crawler to find better associate repository metadata and PDF content.
The main purpose of the curation system(CS) is to provide easy, flexible way to manage operational tasks on a repository. The core distributions provide a number of useful curation tasks, for example, the system is able to perform tasks such as to schedule virus scans on the input data, perform various checking to ensure the correctness of the metadata and so on. These tasks can be locally extendable based on your own needs.
- Finally the new version has fixed numerous bugs and improved the overall performance.