The collections plugin is part of EdShare suite. It is based on code developed in EdShare and LanguageBox. The goal of this project is to produce a package that allows the easy installation of the collections functionality on a vanilla EPrints installation.
For more details about this plugin see EdShareCollections.
The EdShare Collections plugin has been tested and confirmed to run on EPrints 3.1.3.
As with all package installations it is important to remember to backup your installation of EPrints before continuing.
The package should be extracted in the appropriate archive directory of your EPrints installation. Run the following commands replacing ARCHIVEID with the name of the archive you want the collections on, and replace VERSION with the appropriate version number based on the package you have downloaded;
cd /opt/eprints3/archives/ARCHIVEID tar -xzf collections-VERSION.tar.gz
These commands assume that you installed EPrints to /opt/eprints3 substitute this for something else if you installed it elsewhere. Users of the Ubuntu version of EPrints will find that it is installed by default at /usr/share/eprints3.
Install CGI Scripts
Link the collections CGI scripts to the EPrints CGI directory:
ln -s /opt/eprints3/archives/ARCHIVEID/cgi/collectionselect/ /opt/eprints3/cgi/
Patch Default Workflow
Edit Configuration Files
collection to the types for eprint list. The position it is in this list will be the position it will appear when choosing a type in the new item workflow.
You will need to add an exception here to stop warnings appearing for users when they deposit a collection. A warning will appear because no files have been loaded for the collection but this is fine. If you have not edited this file before look for the following line;
if( @docs == 0 )
Replace it with the following;
if( $eprint->get_type ne 'collection' && @docs == 0 )
This should stop the warning from appearing.
Restart Web Server
Once you have completed all of these previous steps, you will need to restart your web server in the usual fashion.
A level of customisation is possible with collections. All of the settings for the plugin can be found in archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg/cfg.d/z_collection.pl. The main setting of interest is collection_render. This subroutine is similar to eprint_render but it does a special case render for collections. A default is supplied but you are free to customise this to your requirements. One thing to note is that the function must return 3 values. Look at the default collection_render subroutine for an example.
If you do change the collection_render subroutine you will need to run the
bin/generate_abstracts ARCHIVEID script in order to see any changes you have made reflected in your repository.
There are other settings in the file but you should avoid changing anything below the supplied note unless you know what you are doing.
Please report all bugs to the OneShare Bugtracker. There is a project setup for OneShare collections called OneShare Packages >> Collections.