Hyrax v2.0 ( branch: 2.0-stable )

This Guide is maintained by Samvera’s Repository Management Interest Group. Screenshots are taken from Nurax, a testing repository running on the latest release of Hyrax. Hosting is generously provided by Data Curation Experts. Please open an issue on our GitHub repository to request edits or additions.

View Your Collections

To view your collections, navigate to the Dashboard, then click “Collections” in the left navigation menu under “Repository Contents.”

There are two ways to create a new collection:

  • From the Dashboard, click “Collections”, then “New Collection” in the upper right
  • From the Dashboard, click “Works” and select one or more works. Click “Add to Collection”. Click “Add to new Collection” at the bottom of the dialog box.

You can only set visibility and sharing AFTER the collection is created.

Adding Works to Collections

There are several ways to add works to collections:

  • From the Dashboard, click “Works” and select one or more works. Click “Add to Collection”. To add the works to a new collection, click “Add to new Collection” at the bottom of the dialog box. To add the works to an existing collection, select the collection in the dialog box, then click “Save Changes.”
  • In the Browse view of a work, click “Edit” and select a collection in the “Relationships” tab. Click “Add.” To select more than one collection, hold Control while selecting.
  • When creating a new work, select a collection in the “Relationships” tab.

The visibility of a collection does not affect the visibility of a work. For example, if an Open Access work is added to a Private collection, the work will remain Open Access, but a link to the collection itself can not be discovered.

Editing Collections

  • To edit metadata for a collection, click on the “Collections” link in the Dashboard and click on the collection. Click the “Edit” button.
  • To change collection visibility, click on the “Collections” link in the Dashboard and click on the collection. Click the “Edit” button. Select the “Discovery” tab at the top of the page.
  • Collections can be either public, limited to institution only, or private.
  • To remove works from a collection, click on the “Collections” link in the Dashboard and click on the collection. Navigate to the “Works” heading. Click “Remove” next to the work that you would like to delete.
  • To delete a collection, click on the “Collections” link in the Dashboard. Select “Delete Collection” from the “Actions” dropdown menu next to the collection that you would like to delete.

Sharing Collections with Other Users

  • To share a collection, click on the “Collections” link in the Dashboard and click on the collection. Click the “Edit” button. Select the “Sharing” tab at the top of the page.
  • To share a work with a single user at a time, search for them in the “Add user” search box, then select the appropriate level of access. Click the “Add” button to add the new user to the “Currently Shared With” list. The “Currently Shared With” list is grouped by access level. When you are finished adding users, click “Save changes” at the bottom of the page.
  • To share a work with multiple users, make sure that they are assigned to a group. Select the group from the “Add group” drop down menu, then select the appropriate level of access. Click the “Add” button to add the new group of users to the “Currently Shared With” list. Click “Save changes.”
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