The following is a list of the default configuration options available at the publication level. Additional configurations may exist in the publication you are working with. For a review of each publication type and its unique configuration options, see the resources list at the end of this document.
The title is used at the top of the series, gallery, or other publication page. It also appears in automated emails, on the site’s communities.html page, and anywhere references to the series are made apart from the breadcrumb label described below.
Enter a shortened publication name for use in the breadcrumb display. If left blank, the publication’s URL label will be used by default. The breadcrumb navigation is located at the top of each community, series, or article page. This is used to provide a trail for the user to navigate his/her way back through each parent page. A typical breadcrumb looks like this:
Home > Engineering > Bioengineering > Faculty Publications
The “Faculty Publications” series in this example may actually have the longer Series Title of “Bioengineering Faculty Publications “, but to conserve space “Faculty Publications” is entered as its label for the breadcrumb.
Here you may add text to appear on the publication homepage above the article list. It is useful for providing context for visitors or additional information about the contents of the series or other publication. If you wish to format the text and are not familiar with HTML coding, please contact Consulting Services for assistance.
Extra Sidebar Link
Extra sidebar link URL: A link to the department or program’s official homepage, or other related webpage, may be included here. This link will appear in the sidebar with the label provided below.
Extra sidebar link display label: The text entered here will display as the sidebar link for the URL included above. If no text is provided here, the link label will use the Breadcrumb Label (if available) or the Publication Title, followed by “Website.”
Search Engine Optimization
Descriptive page title: Controls the display of the publication title in search engine results and along the title bar of the web browser.
Search description: Use this field to enter a keyword-rich description of your series, gallery, or other publication to suggest what displays in search engine results.
Hide This Publication on the Repository
Selecting this option prevents the publication from being listed in any automatically generated lists on the site.
Hidden publications cannot be updated, and further articles will not be published. Be sure to un-hide the series when you are ready to post new content. Hidden pages are still available to users who enter the exact URL.
Exclude from communities.html Page
This setting will prevent the publication from appearing on the site’s main collections page, communities.html.
Exclude from submit_research.html Page
This setting will prevent the publication from appearing on the site’s list of publications that allow submissions from visitors.
Exclude Content from Featured Item Lists
Prevent content from appearing in Top 10 Downloads, Paper of the Day, and Recent Additions at the site level.
Use this configuration to include the publication on the site’s Featured Publications (featured.html) page. Include an image to accompany the publication listing, if desired.
Pagination and Sorting
Items per page: In series and ETD series, allows you to change the number of items that display per page. In image and book galleries, the option appears as “Thumbnails per page.”
Jumplist: In series and ETD series, enables a drop-down list for jumping to specific year or document type headings, depending on sort order.
Sort Order: Options for controlling the sort order of articles and other records in publications that feature pagination. These include series, ETD series, image galleries, and book galleries. Year and date both result in a primary sort by year (descending), with the date option sorting submissions underneath each year by their full publication date (descending). In series and ETD series, year or document type headings display based on the option selected.
All publication types can accept a logo. Check configurations for the specific publication type for dimensions and image formats.
Content Carousel or Image Slideshow
Series and other publications can display a slideshow featuring images from a Digital Commons image gallery, or a content carousel with revolving images and metadata. To add one of these, enter the URL of a Digital Commons image gallery URL followed by /gallery.rss (example: http://scholarworks.repository.edu/sample_gallery/gallery.rss).
Select the “Make Slideshow a Content Carousel” option to enable a content carousel instead of a slideshow.
Maximum width and height are required values for slideshows.
Add Readership Map to homepage: Choose to display a Readership Activity Map at the top, middle, or bottom of the publication homepage.
Time frame used for map playback: The map will show downloads occurring within the publication in real-time when in Live mode, or recent historical downloads when using one of the other playback options. Best Fit mode will automatically select the most appropriate option.
Readership Map color scheme: Several color schemes are available for the Readership Activity Map, or leave the setting on “Default” to display a basic topographical map. To request a specific color not present in the list provided, please contact Consulting Services.
Find more information in the Readership Activity Map guide.
Article Page Metrics
Hide Article Download Count: Download counts display on article information pages by default once an item has been downloaded 10 times. Check this box to hide the download count widget for items within a series or other publication context. This will override the site-level setting.
Hide PlumX Metrics: PlumX Metrics display on article information pages by default once an item has at least one metric. Check this box to hide the PlumX Metrics widget for items within a series or other publication context. This will override the site-level setting. For more details about this feature, see Measuring Impact with PlumX Metrics in Digital Commons.
Sidebar RSS Feed
Use these configurations to display an RSS or Atom feed in the sidebar of the publication.
Show Link to Submit Form
When this checkbox is selected, visitors to the series can access the submission form via a sidebar link. If the submission link is not present, all content for the series will need to be loaded into the system by an administrator.
Publications with this setting enabled will also have a link to the submit form appear on the site-level Submit Research (submit_research.html) page. For publications with this setting disabled, the link from that page will lead to a form that allows users to contact the administrators.
The publication’s link on the site-level Submit Research page can be removed entirely with the “Exclude from submit_research.html Page” configuration described above.
Submission Type Label and Submission Type Label (Plural)
These settings modify the terms used to describe submissions in the administrator interface. For instance, entering “Newsletter” as the Submission Type Label in a book gallery would change the “Upload Book” tab to “Upload Newsletter.” Entering “Newsletters” in the Submission Type Label (Plural) setting would change “Manage Books” to “Manage Newsletters.”
In series and ETD series, the label also controls the public-facing “Submissions by Year” headings when sorting content by year or date.
If you wish to override the default label used for a publication, enter capitalized terms in each label field. The default label for the publication type you’re viewing can be found in the setting’s instructional text.
This setting assigns a default author category for the publication. It will be used to classify content as enhancements are added to Digital Commons. For any materials that do not fit the category selected here, a metadata field can be added by Consulting Services to adjust categories at the submission level.
Submission Instructions and Submission Agreement
The click-through agreement page that authors see when submitting to a publication can be edited in this text area, if desired. If you are not familiar with HTML coding and wish to format text, please contact Consulting Services for assistance.
Hide Share Buttons on Item Information Pages
The Share buttons available on article information pages allow readers to send their favorite papers to popular social sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Selecting this checkbox will disable the Share feature.
PDF Cover Pages
Enable PDF cover pages: Add automatically generated cover pages to PDFs (either uploaded directly or auto-converted from Microsoft Word files).
Hide author email address(es) on PDF cover pages: Author email addresses, when present in the author metadata, are included by default on PDF cover pages. This setting removes the email addresses.
If your publication allows for direct submission by authors, this page can provide information about submission policies that may differ from general repository policies.
To enable this page, check the Show Policies link in sidebar box. A basic template is available for your use, but please be sure to review and modify the text to include the appropriate information for your publication.
Submission Guidelines Page
This field is used to modify the guidelines.html page available for your series.
To enable this page, check the “Show Submission Guidelines link in sidebar” box. A basic template is available for your use, but please be sure to review and modify the text to include the appropriate information for your publication.