JCDL Conference 2007

    May 21, 2007
    Advance Registration ends
    May 17, 2007
    Deadline to obtain conference rate at the Westin Bayshore
    April 9, 2007
    Revision deadline for accepted submissions
    March 24, 2007
    Doctoral Consortium abstracts due
    February 5, 2007
    Short papers, posters, workshop & demonstration proposals due
    January 29, 2007
    Full papers, panel & tutorial proposals due

Tutorial 1: Making DSpace Your Own
Half day

[ NOTE: This tutorial is held Monday, June 18. All other tutorials are scheduled for Tuesday, June 19. ]

Starting an institutional or digital repository using DSpace software? Get control over its look and feel! Learn to modify and customize DSpace to reflect your institution's branding, and improve usability for both submitters and users. Learn about Manakin, the upcoming XML/XSLT-based interface for DSpace. Specifically we will be discussing how to use Manakin's Aspects and Themes to customize the interface for your institution. Finally, learn more about the DSpace developer community and how you can give back.

Target Audience:
Librarians and staff planning or running DSpace installations who want more control over the technology.

Level of experience required:
Introductory to intermediate-level. This tutorial assumes little or no knowledge of DSpace or Java. Familiarity with basic Unix commands, FTP, HTML, and XML highly recommended, though not required.

Tim Donohue is the Research Programmer for IDEALS (www.ideals.uiuc.edu), the institutional repository for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a DSpace Committer, helping to provide patches, bug fixes and general software management to the DSpace community. Along with Dorothea Salo (Wisconsin), Tim taught the first "Making DSpace Your Own" tutorial at JCDL 2006.

Scott Phillips is the Research Coordinator for the Texas Digital Library (www.tdl.org) and a developer at Texas A&M University Libraries. He is a DSpace Committer and the lead developer on the Manakin interface project.