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This page provides information on what makes EdShare/Language Box/OneShare different from a standard EPrints installation.

Add to this page any packages that are relevant to EdShare/LBox.

Data Model

Simple metadata schema.

All eprints are of type 'resource' (also called 'share' on EdShare Soton).

Preview tools

Generating previews for:

Microsoft Office formats (+ newer OpenXML standards)
HTML pages
Multimedia files (video + audio)
<add more>

Coverflow-like interface

To allow to preview documents & multimedia files on the Summary page.

MePrints Profiles

Any new Ed/LB/OneShare install should come with the MePrints package installed.

Social Tools

Add tools for commenting on resources. Maybe use SNEEP or Pat/Marcus' updated version.


Add virtual collections to EPrints. A virtual collection contains links to other resources.


A special virtual collection available for every user. Bookmarks are persistent and can be shared to other users.

AJAX Tools exist to easily populate bookmarks from search results, summary pages etc. (cf EdShare Soton).

Folder/Shopping Basket

A special virtual collection that allows people to aggregate shares during their current session. This allows easy creation of collections or download of several resources in one go.

Emptied when user logs out. Cannot be shared with other users.

Viewing Permissions

Use EdShare Soton's advanced viewing permissions to share with selected users, schools etc.

Previews are also included into that model i.e. you cannot see previews for a resource if you're not allowed to view/download the resource.

Editing Permissions (TO DO)

Cf. Viewing Permissions but for editing.

Maybe merge viewing + editing perms into a more generic ACL system.


Create a unique, generic style for OneShare. This should be eye-catching but generic enough (cf. a vanilla EPrints install).