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Adding a collection

For a consistent look and feel for your institution's collections, a template can be created that makes it possible to easily reproduce institutional customizations.

To request a new collection for your institution, complete the KDL Add Collection Request Form. A KDL administrator will notify you when the collection has been added.


Verify add request
Add collection
  • Log in at CONTENTdm Admin.
  • From the server tab, select collections, then add collection.
  • Select template as specified on request form.
  • Enter collection name as specified on request form.
  • Save new collection.
  • On collections list, click configure for new collection, then edit.
  • late with with your institution's name, e.g., Your Institution's Template. Customize your template as indicated belowWhen adding future collections, select Your Institution's Template.Change collection status to not published
Set permissions
  • From the server tab menu, select users.
  • Edit the username from the request form.
  • Highlight newly added collection.
  • Assign rights, and save changes.

Customize your collections

For a consistent look and feel for your institution's collections, follow these steps to add customize a header each time a collection is added. Customizations must be applied to each collection individually at the collection level.

  • Log in at CONTENTdm Admin.
  • From the Collections tab, select Website to log into the Website Configuration Tool.
  • From the Editing Collection dropdown, select desired template.
  • Click Change.

The following minimal customizations are recommended:

  • Appearance > Header
    • Check box: Override global settings for this collection
    • Edit Header Text
    • Upload your institution's banner (recommended size: 150 x 1920)
    • Changes to background color, header text color and header icon color are optional but should be consistent.
    • PowerUser's tip: Once you've made these changes, save a screenshot to use as a guide in customizing future collections.
  • Appearance > Buttons
    • Optional; if changes are desired, check Override global settings for this collection.
  • Page Types > Landing Pages
    • Edit collection titles and descriptions here.
      • Home Page edits affect the KDL homepage.
      • Landing Page edits affect the collection level page.
  • Custom Page
    • More to come.

Be sure to save and publish your changes using Save and Publish.

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