Getting Started with DLXS

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Because the DLXS system is expansive and flexible, depending on your collection materials and how you want users to be able to access them, you may want to make different decisions about issues like data conversion and organization. UM has used DLXS to mount many collections and has some insights and recommendations about how you might approach the process. For these pointers and to examine an assortment of DLXS implementations, see the following:

After you have decided how you want your collection to work, the following topics will help you get started with DLXS:

[edit] Documentation

DLXS developers compiled the existing DLXS documentation over many iterations of the system. The current documentation first describes the different pieces of the DLXS system and then outlines, in task-based steps, how to use DLXS to mount different types of digital collections, including collections made up primarily of text, images, bibliographic material, and finding aids. These sections of the documentation are based on procedures and models DLPS has used in the past. You can customize many of these tasks depending on your collection’s unique needs. Depending on where you are in the process of mounting your collection when you begin working with the DLXS system, and depending on the content and format of your data, you may need to modify and/or skip steps the documentation describes. Where possible, the descriptions provide examples to illustrate the outcome of a particular course of action.

[edit] Getting Help

Paid subscribers to DLXS may contact the DLXS Support group with questions. For information on how to do this, please send email to "DLXS-Info at" or contact John Weise at (734) 764-8074. If you are not a paid subscriber, please post your question to the dlxsfree-users listserv.

[edit] Using the DLXS Wiki

If you are a DLXS user, we would love to include your expertise in the documentation in this wiki. Using the DLXS Wiki explains how you can contribute.


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