IDEALS content is organized around communities which generally correspond to scholarly or research units such as schools, departments, labs and research centers. Communities can be organized into sub-communities, often used for narrower research units, or collections. A collection can contain deposited items. A full list of communities, sub-communities, and collections is available to browse.
IDEALS requires every community to have an administrator who is responsible for sub-communities and items; for example, communities can decide:
The structure of their community;
Who can submit items;
Whether there will be a review process for submitted items; and
Whether there will be access restrictions on a specific collection.
To Add Additional Files:
Log into IDEALS and go to the item page. On the left hand side of the screen, under the Manage heading, click the "Edit This Item" button.
Click on the "Item Bitstreams" tab at the top of the page. At the bottom of the screen there will be a text link that says "Upload a New Bitstream." Use this button to add a new file.
The first line prompts you to choose a bundle; use the default option, "Content Files (default)." When you have chosen the file to upload, click the "Upload" button at the bottom of the page.
To Edit Item Metadata:
Log into IDEALS and go to the page for the item whose metadata you want to change. In the left sidebar, under the Manage heading, click the link that says "Edit this Item". On the Edit Item page, click the "Item Metadata" tab at the top of the page.
To ensure that the type of material you would like to include in your community meets the IDEALS criteria, review the:
To Start a Community:
Departments, research centers, research labs, and other groups may establish a community in IDEALS for your research and scholarship.
To start a new community, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Only a community administrator may manage a community or collection.
As a community or collection administrator, when you navigate to your community or collection in IDEALS, you will see a box in the left sidebar labeled Manage. The Manage boxes for communities and collections contain slightly different options, but both contain an "Edit" button.
For detailed information about your privileges as an IDEALS Administrator, please visit the IDEALS Wiki page on Managing Communities and Collections.