Items

Use the Items configurations to set various options that are available when end users view items in your collections. For example, manage user-generated content, enable and configure the Share and Reference URL features, choose whether to display the full text for items with transcripts, and configure metadata display settings.

Items configurations can be set at the global or collection level. Before changing configurations, confirm whether the Global Settings or Collections tab is selected.

Global settings are the default for your entire website. Collection settings affect only the selected collection. If no settings exist for a collection, then global settings are used. Any configurations set for a collection will override the global configurations.

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Print

If enabled, the Print feature displays a Print button above the viewport when viewing an item. End users can then click to print the item. A pop-up window of the item displays, along with a print dialog. (If enabled, the Print button never displays for audio and video files or for metadata-only items.)

To choose whether the Print button displays

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Print. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. Check the checkbox to Enable Print button.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Download

If enabled, the Download feature displays a Download button above the viewport when viewing an item. End users can then click to select a size to download (for images), and then a File Download prompt displays. You can configure the size options that are made available for image download. (If enabled, the Download button never displays for metadata-only items.)

To configure the Download options

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Download. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. Check the Enable Download button checkbox.
  3. Check the checkbox for each size option you want to display for image files, and enter the Menu Label you want to use.
    • Small Image (maximum 250 x 250 pixels)
    • Medium Image (maximum 500 x 500 pixels)
    • Large Image (maximum 1000 x 1000 pixels)
    • Extra Large Image (maximum 2000 x 2000 pixels)
    • Full Size Image (full resolution of stored image)
    • Archival Image (original image stored in Archive File Manager)
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Share

If enabled, the Share feature displays above the item title when viewing an item. End users can then click to share the item using popular platforms, such as e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. A compact view of sharing options displays when the end user hovers over the Share link in your website. An expanded view of sharing options displays when the end user clicks the More link in the compact view. You can configure which linked sharing options display in both views.

The Share feature uses AddThis, a free bookmarking and sharing service. To use this service, you need to create a button using the AddThis site, and then provide the code that links the button (the src attribute) in the Website Configuration Tool.

To enable and configure the Share feature

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Share. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Enable share options box, select Enable AddThis functionality.
  3. Follow the instructions to get the correct AddThis code that links your website Share options to the AddThis service.
    1. Go to the AddThis site: http://www.addthis.com/.
    2. Create a basic button.
    3. On the Installing AddThis in Website page, review the code in the Grab the Code box.
    4. Copy the value of the src attribute (you can ignore all the other code). For example, in the script tag:

      you would copy:

      //s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-0123456789abcdef

  4. In the AddThis URL box in the Website Configuration Tool, paste the src attribute you just copied, and prefix it with "http:"

    For example:

    http://s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-0123456789abcdef

  5. Review and edit the list of services that display in the compact and expanded views. Services should be separated by commas and are specified using the service codes (to review a list of service codes, click Go to AddThis to view a directory of service codes).
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Reference URL

If enabled, the Reference URL link displays above the item title when viewing an item. When end users click the Reference URL link, a pop-up displays the permanent URL for pasting into documents and HTML code that can be used to embed a link to the item in another website. (By default, compound objects display page-level URLs and URLs for the entire compound object. You can disable either of these options by using the configurations available in Page Types > Compound Objects.)

For more information about URLs in CONTENTdm, see About URLs.

To configure the link to the Reference URL

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Reference URL. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Enable link to Reference URL box, select Yes or No.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

User-generated Content

You can configure the availability and display of social features when viewing an item on your website globally or by collection.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Show or hide the Add Tags jump link (when viewing an item, this link displays above the item title when viewing an item) and the Tags feature (when viewing an item this feature box displays below the description and provides the interface for end users to enter and save tags). Optionally, you can configure whether to enable the ability for users to report abusive use of tags.
  • Show or hide the Comments jump link (when viewing an item, this link displays above the item title when viewing an item) and the Comments feature (when viewing an item this feature box displays below the description and provides the interface for end users to enter and save comments). Optionally, you can configure whether to enable the ability for users to report abusive use of comments.
  • Show or hide the Ratings feature. The average rating can be configured to display either above or below the description.
  • Manage user-generated content by enabling you to show or hide specific comments and tags, and ignore abuse reports (if enabled).

To configure the tagging feature

     

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > User-generated Content. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. Check the checkbox to Enable Tags.
  3. Check the checkbox to optionally Enable Report Abuse for Tags.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

To configure the commenting feature

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > User-generated Content. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. Check the checkbox to Enable Comments.
  3. Check the checkbox to optionally Enable Report Abuse for Comments.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

To configure the ratings feature

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > User-generated Content. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2.  

  3. Check the checkbox to Enable Ratings.
  4. Select whether to display the average rating above or below the item description.
  5. Click Save Changes.
  6. Click Preview or Publish.

To manage user-generated content

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > User-generated Content. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. Click Manage User-generated Content. A window displays the content that has been submitted by users.
    • Comments and tags: Click Hide Item or Show Item to control the website display of the comment or tag.
    • Abuse Complaints: From the Action drop-down list,
      • Select Ignore to mark the complaint as reviewed but keep the comment or tag displayed.
      • Select Show to display the comment or tag (same as Show Item link)
      • Select Hide to hide the comment or tag (same as the Hide Item link)
  3. Close the Manage User-generated Content window. Your changes are automatically saved.

 

Full Text

The Full Text option determines whether the metadata for fields designated in CONTENTdm Administration as the type “full text” (i.e., for transcripts) is displayed. 

To configure the display of full text metadata fields

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Full Text. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Enable Users to View Full Text box, select whether to display or hide full text (when available).
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Metadata

You can configure the display, options and behavior of links for item metadata on your website or optionally for collections.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Show or hide the View Description jump link (when viewing an item, this link displays below the item title and above the image viewer toolbar, linking to the metadata display below the viewer)
  • Select whether to hyperlink metadata and the maximum number of characters that can be hyperlinked and displayed in metadata fields
  • Define the scope of search for metadata hyperlinks (by collection and field)
  • Specify a format for the display of dates in metadata

 

To configure the display of the View Description link

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Metadata. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Display "View Description" link box, select whether to show or hide the View Description jump link. (When viewing an item, the link displays below the item title and above the image viewer toolbar, linking to the metadata display below the viewer. This is shown by default because it makes the metadata display more discoverable for end users.)
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To configure the hyperlinking of metadata

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Metadata. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Hyperlinking box, select whether metadata is linked in the item display (links are defined by the other metadata options, see below).
  3. If enabled, specify the maximum number of characters that can be hyperlinked by entering a number into the Hyperlink max length.
  4. If the metadata is greater than this number, the metadata is displayed but not hyperlinked. The default is 20,000 characters. (Maximum single-byte character limit is 128,000. Maximum double-byte character limit is 64,000.)

  5. Click Save Changes.
  6. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To define the scope of metadata hyperlinks by collection

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Metadata. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Search Scope Collections box, select which collections are searched when the end user clicks linked metadata:
    • Select All to search all collections on your website for the linked metadata value.
    • Select This Collection to search within the current collection for the linked metadata value.
    • Select Selected Collections to search only the specified collections for the linked metadata value.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To define the scope of metadata hyperlinks by field

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Metadata. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Search Scope Fields box, select which fields are searched if the end user clicks linked metadata:
    • Select All Fields to search all fields for the linked metadata value.
    • Select This Field to search for other items with the linked metadata value in the same field.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To configure the formatting of the display of dates in metadata

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Items > Metadata. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Date Formatting box, select whether to format date fields.
    • Select Format Date Fields if you want metadata fields set to the type Date to display dates using a specific format.
    • Select  Don’t Format Dates if you want metadata field values set the type Date to display as they are stored in CONTENTdm.
  3. If you selected Format Date Fields, specify the format in the Date Format drop-down list.
    • “dd” is the day
    • “mm” is the two-digit month
    • “MONTH” is the month name
    • “yyyy” is the four-digit year
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Favorites

The Favorites options determine whether a Favorites link is displayed on the website — enabling the user to maintain a list of favorite items — and whether the user can export those items to a PowerPoint or Zip Archive file.

To configure Favorites

  1. In the Website Configuration Tool, choose the Global Settings tab.
  2. Click Items > Favorites.
  3. Select Disable Favorites or Enable Favorites. Selecting Enable Favorites displays the PowerPoint and Zip Archive sections of the page. You can use the Disable and Enable buttons to make either or both of these export formats available to the user.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.