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"Discovery in DSpace" Webinar From @mire

Belgium, Carlsbad, CA On June 1, 2011 @mire offered a free, one hour web seminar entitled "Discovery in DSpace" through their UStream Channel highlighting a new faceted search and browse engine.

The full "Discovery in DSpace" webinar recording is available here:

Topics included were:

1. Introduction

In the introduction, we will briefly talk about the differences between discovery and regular search/browse and highlight some minor changes between Discovery in DSpace 1.7.0 and DSpace 1.7.1

2. Hiding metadata from discovery

By default, most of the metadata (actually all of them with the exception of a few provenance fields) are indexed in Discovery with the aim of producing search results. In case you want to keep some metadata fields entirely private, we'll show you how to achieve this.

3. Configuring different fields in the auto-complete drop-down

The Discovery Search pane feature a dropdown and a search box, in which entered values are auto-completed against values from specific metadata fields. We will show you how you can include additional values in the dropdown, so they can be used for auto completion.

4. Discovery Browse: Creating new facets

Out of the box, Discovery comes with facets for Author, Subject and Date issued. We will give a step by step example of how you create a facet for an additional metadata value.

5. Special case: Creating a new date value facet

Elaborating on the example from 4. we will show you the special case of adding a new date value facet.

6. Future work discussion

In the context of DSpace 1.8, Discovery is very much work in process, with some new developments in the pipeline. We're very much looking forward to what you expect from this feature.