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Create a new collection

DRO is organised into communities and collections, with each school, faculty and unit having its own collection. Schools (etc.) may choose to further organise their material into sub-collections.

Communities and top-level collections are set up by the Library, but Schools may establish sub-collections according to their needs. All new sub-collections must be approved by the Library.

To set up a new collection -

  • Browse to the parent community or collection for the new collection you wish to create. Look for the Create button and dropdown box.

    Create a new collection

  • Choose the Fedora collection display option from the dropdown box, and click Create -

    Select Fedora Collection Display from the drop down box

  • Fill in the Create new Fedora collection display record as required -
    • XSD display document types indicates the kinds of records which will be created in the collection
    • Member of communities/collections indicates the communities/collections immediately above it in the hierarchy
  • Display note field displays in Browse mode and is generally used to indicate collection name changes or related collections

    Fill in form

  • Click Submit for approval. The new collection will appear in DRO once it has been approved by the Library. This will take 2-3 days.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact