The most basic publication type in Digital Commons is the “series.” Series can accommodate a wide variety of content from faculty work to special collections. Whether they function as standalone publications or as building blocks within larger collections, they provide the same full set of publishing tools and capabilities for administrators.
This guide is designed for both site administrators working with series and series-level administrators who manage content for specific departments or subjects.
In addition to series, Digital Commons offers a number of other publication types for showcasing your content and collections.
Access Series Administrator Tools
To access your administrator tools, first log in following the steps described in the Accounts and Authentication guide.
Once you have logged in to your account, you will have access to series management tools that allow you to upload and manage submissions and configure the series. If you have administrator privileges to access reports for your series, you’ll also see a link to the Digital Commons Dashboard. Find these tools on your My Account page or using the Administrator Toolbar along the top of the page when browsing the series.
Repository administrators can also access series tools via the site configurations. However, they will not see series-specific options on the My Account page unless they are also added as administrators to individual series.
Site and series administrators are able to view a particular set of repository management tools by default. See Managing Administrator Permissions for more information. If you would like to adjust the types of permissions that individual administrators have, please contact email@example.com.
Upload to the Series
There are two ways to manually upload content to the site:
- Upload and post submissions on behalf of authors. For administrators interested in the batch upload features of Digital Commons, see Batch Upload, Export, and Revise.
- Authors may submit their own content, which you then review and post if appropriate. The upload process for authors is covered in Author Submission Steps in Digital Commons.
To reach the submit form:
- Click Upload in the series tools on your My Account page, or
- You may also click the Upload Submission tab from any series configuration page.
Submission Form Fields
The basic series fields are described below. It is possible that your submission form has additional fields or that some fields have customized display labels. If you need to change the existing fields or add to them, notify firstname.lastname@example.org.