FL-Islandora sites are available free of charge (one per institution) to public universities and community colleges in Florida. If you would like a FL-Islandora site for your institution, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
Information you will need to provide:
Every FL-Islandora site comes installed with a default template designed for the FL-Islandora implementation. General layout and structural components can be identified in the similarities across FL-Islandora production sites. At present, a majority of site design outside of the Islandora repository (collections, etc.) is done on initial setup by FLVC Library Services staff as this configuration cannot be accessed by library staff users. The color, font, and branding information that you provide in your initial request along with input and feedback from library staff, will be applied to define a “look and feel” within the limitations of both the template and Islandora functionality. While branding and graphic standards will attempt to be met within the FL-Islandora framework - theme requirements prescribed by the institution that fall outside the default framework are considered outside the scope of FL-Islandora services and will need to be discussed with FLVC Library Services staff for consideration.
Layout Default Template
Additional content in this region is generated dynamically by user-submitted collection datastreams and is NOT configured by FLVC Library Services. The layout of datastream generated elements within the region is fixed. For information on creating collection displays please see the collection documentation and Collection Information Menu.
Content Object Page
To build a slideshow for your FL-Islandora site, you must first put in a request to FLVC Library Services staff at email@example.com. They will enable and configure this feature for you. Currently, the slideshow is fitted into the “Highlighted” region of your FL-Islandora site. NOTE: This replaces the “About Us” text and the “Featured Collection” image. Alternatively, you may create a separate “About Us” page for your site.
After the feature is enabled on your site, these instructions provide guidance for adding an image carousel or slideshow at the top of an FL-Islandora homepage. You can see examples of this feature on the PALMM Islandora page at http://palmm.digital.flvc.org and along the top of the FAU Islandora page at http://fau.digital.flvc.org/.
The flexslider feature does not automatically create the slide images. Each institution is responsible for creating the content of their slideshow.
There are no standard dimensions set for the slideshow, however, it is highly recommended that you make all of your slides the same size. Otherwise, each slide will stretch proportionately to the width of your largest slide. This could create vertical white space on your slides that did not stretch. The maximum and default width of your slides is approximately 1100 px, equal to the width of the main column of the body of the homepage. Images with widths larger than this will shrink proportionately to fit. Optionally, slides of smaller width can stretch to fit this width exactly. See the slideshow at https://fau.digital.flvc.org/fauir for an example of an exact fit. Please let FLVC Library Services know if you would prefer your slideshow to be smaller than the width of the main column.
NOTE: To add slides to a slideshow you must be logged in as a site administrator. Each institution should have 1-2 staff members with this role.
Once you are logged in (and the flexslider configuration is completed by FLVC Library Services), you will see options for "Content", "Add content" and "Find content" on the administrative toolbar located at the top of your site.
Select "Add content" directly or select "Content" followed by "+Add Content" from the following page, which will display a page titled "Create Slideshow Image". To comply with ADA, be sure to add an "Alternate text" value for slides. This will be used to add an alt tag to the image and will make the site easier to navigate by all users.
NOTE: The order that you upload the slides will be the order the slides are presented in the slideshow.
Enter a title (the title is just an identifier and will not appear to the public), upload your slide image, and enter the URL you would like users to visit upon clicking the slide. If the URL is local to your islandora site, such as a collection or single object, you do not need to enter the full url and instead you may enter "/islandora/object/[your-islandora-namespace]:[pid-of-the-object]."
To minimize the appearance that the site is under construction and impact users, FLVC Library Services will usually wait until you have added at least one slide before replacing your current highlighted content with the slideshow. Contact FLVC Library Services after you have added your first slide(s) or if you do not see your slides.
Select the "Content" or "find content" link from the administrative toolbar. You will see a list of all drupal content objects on your Islandora site. You may not be able to edit every type listed. Use the filter option to show only content with the type “Slideshow Image”. You will be presented with a list of your slides. Use the options under the Operations column to either edit or delete your slides. If you’d like to replace the slide image, select the edit option and use the Remove button to delete the image and upload a replacement.
Here's the login url: https://ir-test.digital.flvc.org/user
The repository functionality is also set up on test sites for the following institutions: FAU, UCF, FGCU, and FSU.
The namespace on the ir-test site is "ir". So, all your Collection PIDs should start with "ir:". If you click "Ingest" to make a Collection, and don't see a collection, try again with the "ir:" namespace PID.
The following people have accounts on the ir-test site: Parker Fruehan, Devin Soper, Roxann Mouratidis, Jane Strudwick, Melissa VandeBurgt, Joanne Parandjuk, Lee Dotson, Bryan Brown, Favenzio Calvo, Chealsye Bowley. If anyone else needs a login, all of you are site admins, so you can make them a login. Feel free to add anyone else who needs an account.