In this phase, we’d first like to get acquainted and learn more about your goals the first year. We will set up a Kickoff call to hear your needs and resources which will help us to offer tailored examples and advice to support you.
Next, it’s time to get down to nuts and bolts. Your consultant will arrange a time for a Design Tour, a call with you and your team to browse the range of design options before you complete the IR setup form and Customization Guide.
It’s helpful to consider in advance:
- The name of your repository.
This may inform your choice of URL, so it is often useful to establish the name early on.
- The technical contact for DNS assistance during setup.
We will need to know the URL you would like to use and may need to contact your tech team to create a DNS entry.
- Branding guidelines of your institution.
We recommend inviting a representative from Marketing or Communications to confirm guidelines and to help get the word out once the repository is live!
- Questions about site organization will be addressed in the next phase, so we may focus the call on your immediate design needs.
Following the Design Tour, you are ready to submit your completed setup form. Your consultant will work with you and our Design team to create up to three mockups (.jpg format) for your review. Once you have selected a mockup, the Design team will implement it and then apply it to the URL indicated. Your consultant will apply a similar design to your Expert Gallery Suite, if applicable.