Changes to ‘New item’ form
To simplify the process of adding a new entry to the repository, the ‘New item’ form is being redesigned. The redesigned form will be installed in the repository on Monday 25th April 2016. It will not look very different from the old one, but to give a cleaner and tidier appearance and emphasise the data that is required, the new form will open with most optional fields hidden. If you want to add data to an optional field, such as “Notes on copyright”, there will be a button to click that will show all optional fields; clicking it again will hide most optional fields.
There will be some small changes in which fields are compulsory, including Abstract which will be compulsory in the “Article” item type. If this presents any difficulty, or you have any other questions or comments, please contact us.
The second major change is that where there were five stages to go through when creating a new record – Type, Upload, Details, Misc, Deposit – this will be compressed into three stages – Type, Details, Deposit. The Upload and Misc pages will be combined with Details, so that Upload, for adding full text documents, audiovisual/multimedia files, etc., will be at the top of the Details page instead of on a previous page.
There is no change in the way information is entered, and if you do not have a full text document to add, you can simply skip this stage and scroll down to Title, Authors, etc.