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DSpace Avignon HELP FOR USERS

This document contains only the help for users. there's also a how to deposit guide.

Help Contents:

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Browse
Search
Advanced Search
Communities
Collections
Sign on to DSpace
Handles
My DSpace
Edit Profile
Subscribe to E-mail alerts

For Further Assistance
 

DSpace captures, distributes and preserves digital research products. Here you can find articles, working papers, preprints, technical reports, conference papers and data sets in various digital formats. Content grows daily as new communities and collections are added to DSpace.

The DSpace content is organized around Communities which can correspond to administrative entities such as schools, departments, labs and research centers. Within each community there can be an unlimited number subcommunities and an unlimited number of collections. Each collection may contain an unlimited number of items.


BROWSE top

Browse allows you to go through a list of items in some specified order:

Browse by Community/Collection takes you through the communities in alphabetical order and allows you to see the subcommunities and collections within each community.

Browse by Title allows you to move through an alphabetical list of all titles of items in DSpace.

Browse by Author allows you to move through an alphabetical list of all authors of items in DSpace.

Browse by Date allows you to move through a list of all items in DSpace in reverse chronological order.

You may sign on to the system if you:

Submit is the DSpace function that enables users to add an item to DSpace. The process of submission includes filling out information about the item on a metadata form and uploading the file(s) comprising the digital item. Each community sets its own submission policy.

My DSpace is a personal page that is maintained for each member. This page can contain a list of items that are in the submission process for a particular member, or a task list of items that need attention such as editing, reviewing, or checking. In the future this page will also maintain information about personal services offered by DSpace, such as e-mail notification when new items are added to a collection.

Edit Profile allows you to change your password.

About takes you to information about the DSpace project and its development.


SEARCH top

To search all of DSpace, use the yellow search box at the top of the navigation bar on the left (or the search box in the middle of the home page)

To limit your search to a specific community or collection, navigate to that community or collection and use the search bar on that page.

DSpace uses the Jakarta Lucene search engine. Here are some search hints:

What is searched in the general keyword search (yellow box)
The word(s) you enter in the search box will be searched against the title, author, subject abstract, series, sponsor and identifier fields of each item's record.

The text you entered will also be searched against the full text of all archived documents.

What is not searched - Stop Words
The search engine ignores certain words that occur frequently in English, but do not add value to the search. These are:

"a", "and" , "are" , "as" , "at" , "be" , "but" , "by" , "for" , "if" , "in" , "into",

"is" ,"it" ,"no" , "not" , "of" , "on" , "or" , "such", "the" , "to" , "was"

Truncation
Use an asterisk (*) after a word stem to get all hits having words starting with that root, for example:

    will retrieve selects, selector, selectman, selecting.

Stemming
The search engine automatically expands words with common endings to include plurals, past tenses ...etc.

Phrase Searching
To search using multiple words as a phrase, put quotation marks (") around the phrase.

Exact word match
Put a plus (+) sign before a word if it MUST appear in the search result. For instance, in the following search the word "training" is optional, but the word "dog" must be in the result.

Eliminate items with unwanted words
Put a minus (-) sign before a word if it should not appear in the search results. Alternatively, you can use NOT. This can limit your search to eliminate unwanted hits. For instance, in the search

  or  

you will get items containing the word "training", except those that also contain the word "cat".

Boolean searching

The following Boolean operators can be used to combine terms. Note that they must be CAPITALIZED !

AND - to limit searches to find items containing all words or phrases combined with this operator, e.g.

will retrieve all items that contain BOTH the words "cats" and "dogs".

OR - to enlarge searches to find items containing any of the words or phrases surrounding this operator

will retrieve all items that contain EITHER the words "cats" or "dogs".

NOT - to exclude items containing the word following this operator, e.g.

will retrieve all items that contain the word "training" EXCEPT those also containing the word "cat".

Parentheses can be used in the search query to group search terms into sets, and operators can then be applied to the whole set, e.g.


ADVANCED SEARCH top

The advanced search page allows you to specify the fields you wish to search, and to combine these searches with the Boolean "and", "or" or "not".

You can restrict your search to a community by clicking on the arrow to the right of the top box. If you want your search to encompass all of DSpace, leave that box in the default position.

Then select the field to search in the left hand column and enter the word or phrase you are searching in the right hand column. You can select the Boolean operator to combine searches by clicking on the arrow to the right of the "AND" box.

Note: You must use the input boxes in order. If you leave the first one blank your search will not work.

List of the fields availables for searching


COMMUNITIES top

The DSpace content is organized around Communities which can correspond to administrative entities such as schools, departments, labs and research centers. Within each community there can be an unlimited number subcommunities and an unlimited number of collections. Each collection may contain an unlimited number of items. This organization gives DSpace the flexibility to accommodate differing needs of communities by allowing them to

Each community has its own entry page displaying information, news and links reflecting the interests of that community, as well as a descriptive list of collections within the community.


COLLECTIONS top

Communities can maintain an unlimited number of collections in DSpace. Collections can be organized around a topic, or by type of information (such as working papers or datasets) or by any other sorting method a community finds useful in organizing its digital items. Collections can have different policies and workflows.

Each DSpace collection has its own entry page displaying information, news and links reflecting the interests of users of that collection.


SIGN ON TO DSPACE top

When you access an area of DSpace that requires authorization, the system will require you to log in. All users can register to become subscribers. Some restricted functions, such as content submission, require authorization from the community

Before you log in for the first time, you will need to click on "register with DSpace" and follow the instructions. After that, you will need to enter your e-mail address and password in the log-in form that appears. Your e-mail address should include your username and domain name. It is not case sensitive.

Example: moniker@mycorp.com

Type your password exactly as you entered it originally. It is case sensitive. Be sure to click on the "log in" button to continue.


HANDLES top

When your item becomes a part of the DSpace repository it is assigned a persistent URL. This means that, unlike most URLs, this identifier will not have to be changed when the system migrates to new hardware, or when changes are made to the system. DSpace is committed to maintaining the integrity of this identifier so that you can safely use it to refer to your item when citing it in publications or other communications. Our persistent urls are registered with the Handle System, a comprehensive system for assigning, managing, and resolving persistent identifiers, known as "handles," for digital objects and other resources on the Internet. The Handle System is administered by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), which undertakes, fosters, and promotes research in the public interest. Our Handle registration Number is 2174


MY DSPACE top

If you are an authorized DSpace submitter, or if you are a staff member responsible for DSpace collection or metadata maintenance, you will have a My DSpace page. Here you will find:


EDIT PROFILE top

This page allows you to change the information we have for you. You must be authenticated with your log-in to change any of your personal information.


SUBSCRIBE TO E-MAIL ALERTS top

Users can subscribe to receive daily e-mail alerts of new items added to collections. Users may subscribe to as many collections as they wish. To subscribe:


FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE...

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You can contact the representative persons of each community or collection.

For other questions :

Contact : the Inra Regionnal Team for Scientific and Technical information. INRA Avignon (France) : Pascal Aventurier, Michèle Maximilien, Martine Tholozan : erist@avignon.inra.fr
tel. : (33) 4 32 72 20 14 . E-mail : mailto:erist@avignon.inra.fr

Address :
Equipe Régionale d'Information Scientifique et Technique - SDAR
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - Centre de Recherches d'Avignon
Domaine St Paul, Site Agroparc- 84914 Avignon cedex 9
fax : 33 (0)4 32 72 22 12
Web Site:
http://www.avignon.inra.fr/internet/documentation/

More information on DSPACE : DSpace Website.


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