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 Search filters

Each user group can have a 'search filter' set (via the user group options in System Setup), which allows for resource visibility restrictions.

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Edit filters

Edit filters are used to determine if users in a group can edit resources based on the metadata in the resource. The existing 'e0' (or e1, e2 etc.) permissions must be used first to open up edit access.

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Derestrict filters

The article discusses the use of derestrict filters in ResourceSpace, which allows users to access resources that would normally be restricted to them. This feature is useful when some users need to access only a few resources within the system while being completely restricted from all others.

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Creating and editing filters

Creating and editing filters. Filters can be set to control access to resources

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get_filters()

Developer reference for function get_filters()

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Anonymous access

ResourceSpace has introduced anonymous access, which allows non-registered users to access the system without requiring a login. The feature is useful for those who frequently work with third-party agencies and do not want to create new user accounts, or for those who want to make selected resources available to the public.

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Installing on Windows Server

The article provides a step-by-step guide to installing ResourceSpace on Windows Server. The instructions include setting up the IIS Web Server role, installing Web Platform Installer to help with PHP and MySQL install, configuring php.

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Downloading multiple resources

Users can download multiple resources in one go by adding the resources to a collection or selecting a number of resources from the search results page and clicking on 'Download' from the 'Actions' dropdown box.

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How to restore your ResourceSpace installation

This article provides guidance on how to restore a ResourceSpace installation to a replacement server in the event of server failure or migration. The steps described in the article restore the existing ResourceSpace configuration, but do not cover custom ResourceSpace code, external directories used by ResourceSpace, DNS changes, or web or proxy server configuration.

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Exporting data

ResourceSpace allows users to export data and configuration files for testing purposes. This feature requires offline jobs to be configured and the config option $system_download_config to be enabled. Users can navigate to Admin > System > Export data to choose the options for the exported data.

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Checksums

Checksums are a sequence of numbers and letters that are produced by running a file through an algorithm that uses a cryptographic hash to create a unique identifier. Even the slightest change in the original file will produce a different checksum, making them useful for ensuring file integrity and preventing resource duplication.

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Wordpress_SSO

The Wordpress_SSO plugin enables users to log in to ResourceSpace using Wordpress single sign-on (SSO) Identity Provider (IdP). However, the plugin should only be enabled and configured by system administrators as it affects how users log in to ResourceSpace.

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The Complete Guide to Developing Your Brand Guidelines

Your brand characterises your business. Without it, your products and services become indistinguishable from those offered by competitors.

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 Auto assign

The autoassign_mrequests plugin enables managed resource requests to be automatically assigned to a specific user for approval, based on a metadata field value mapping. The user to which the request is assigned must be in a user group able to access the admin area and with the permissions to manage requests and to be assigned resource requests.

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MuseumPlus

MuseumPlus is a web-based museum management system that provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection and all related workflow. The system can be integrated with ResourceSpace, a digital asset management system, through its API.

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General installation requirements

ResourceSpace requires a MySQL compliant database, a web server, and PHP to operate on the LAMP stack. The supported versions of PHP are 7.4, 8.0, and 8.1, and the following PHP extensions are required: php-mysqli, php-curl, php-dom, php-gd, php-intl, php-mbstring, php-xml, php-zip, php-ldap, php-imap, php-json, php-apcu, and php-cli.

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 Image banks

The Image Banks plugin allows users to search external image banks for photos without having to navigate manually to the external system. Users can run searches in the external image bank using the simple search box and the dropdown selector called "Search external image banks".

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set_node

The article provides information on the set_node function, which is used to create a new node in ResourceSpace. The function requires the ID of the node to be updated, the ID of the related metadata field, and the name of the node.

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Geolocation

This article provides instructions on how to add location data to a resource on a website. Users can add a location to a resource by clicking on the 'Add location' button on the resource view page and setting the marker for the location on the map that appears.

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IIIF

IIIF is an API specification that aims to improve interoperability between digital image repositories. ResourceSpace provides basic support for the IIIF presentation API, which was originally created to link with the TMS plugin to enable publishing of resources related to a specified TMS object as a IIIF manifest.

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Basic metadata field configuration

This article provides an overview of the basic options for metadata field configuration in ResourceSpace. The article covers the following options: Enabled, Required, Index, Display full width on view page, Display field, Enable advanced search, Enable simple search, May contain personal data, Hide when uploading, and Hide when restricted.

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get_edit_access

The "get_edit_access" function is used to check if the current user has edit access to a resource. It checks both the edit permissions and the group edit filter. The function takes a resource ID as a parameter and returns TRUE if the user has edit access to the resource, and FALSE otherwise.

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save_collection

The "save_collection" API binding allows users to save collection data. The API requires a POST request to avoid URL limits being reached. The API requires two variables: "$ref" and "$coldata". "$ref" is the ID of the collection, and "$coldata" is the JSON encoded collection data.

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Geographic search

The geographic search function allows users to search for resources that have embedded location data. To use the function, users can drag the map and zoom to an area of interest or search for a location using the search button.

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Configuring Expiry date field

The article explains how to configure an expiry date field in a system to help users know when a particular resource has expired and should no longer be used. The expiry date field type can be set by selecting "Expiry date" in the field type option.

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User actions

User actions are now enabled for all users by default, unless disabled by a system administrator. Actions alert users to resources or activities that require their attention, and the actions visible to a user will vary depending on system configuration and user permissions.

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Managing resource requests notifications

Resource requests notifications in ResourceSpace v10+ can now be managed using a metadata field value. The metadata field is designated to hold information that the system can use to determine the user group responsible for a resource.

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Upgrading PHP versions

ResourceSpace has updated its PHP requirement to version 7.4 for its version 10.0 to maintain compatibility with the third-party file uploader library (Uppy) and to maintain security. The company has warned that PHP 7.

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Full text searching

ResourceSpace has changed the way it handles long text stored in metadata fields. From version 10.1, keywords (tags) will only be processed for the first 500 characters of any text. To search the full text, there is a new option on the advanced search page that will utilise native database full-text indexing.

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upload_multipart

The "upload_multipart" function allows users to upload files using HTTP multipart to an existing resource. This function is available from version 10.2+ of the software. The function requires several variables to be provided, including the ID of the resource, a boolean value to indicate whether to process embedded metadata, a boolean value to indicate whether to re-process the existing file, and the file to be uploaded.

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Configuring the download filename format

ResourceSpace version 10.3 introduces a new system-wide configuration that allows administrators to format the final download filename. This configuration applies to resources and their alternatives, including preview sizes.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Curation: Tools and Techniques

Explore the world of digital curation. Learn about the concepts, tools, and techniques used to curate and preserve historical and culturally significant assets.

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How do I add a new user?

The article explains how to add a new user to a system. Admins with the necessary permissions can manually create new user accounts by accessing the Admin section and selecting the Users tab. From there, they can choose the option to create a new user.

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How do I check for duplicates?

The article discusses how to check for duplicates in ResourceSpace, a digital asset management system. It explains that ResourceSpace uses checksums, which are unique "fingerprint" ID sequences, to identify duplicates.

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How do I change the welcome message?

The article discusses how to change the welcome message on a website or application. It explains that the welcome message is the first thing users see when they visit a website or open an app, and it sets the tone for their experience.

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How do I change the background image?

The article explains how to set background images on a website using the ResourceSpace platform. Users with the necessary permissions can set one or multiple background images as a slideshow by accessing the Admin section and navigating to System > Slideshow.

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How do I change my font/colours/logo?

The article provides instructions on how to change the font, colors, and logo in a system. To change the system font, the user needs to navigate to the Admin > System > Configuration section and select a preset font from the Font dropdown or upload a custom font file.

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 Advanced user group options

The article explains the advanced user group options available in ResourceSpace. These options are hidden by default to make the user group page easier to use, but they can be accessed by clicking on the "Advanced options" header above the save button.

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 Uploading

Uploading files into ResourceSpace is a very simple process, however it is at this stage that you will be adding the metadata that ensures your resources can found and used effectively. It is key that you put as much relevant metadata into the resource fields as possible now to make your contributions as valuable as they can be.

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Indexing metadata

ResourceSpace has announced that from version 10.1, indexing of text fields will be limited to the first 500 characters of text. This change is being made to enable ResourceSpace to quickly search resource metadata, rather than the full file contents.

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 Advanced metadata field configuration

This page covers the advanced options for metadata field configuration including display templates, smart featured collections, display conditions, autocomplete options and additional settings for ExifTool and IPTC metadata.

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Creating a resource type

This article provides instructions on how to create a new resource type in MODX. To create a new resource type, users need to browse to "Admin > System > Resource types", enter the name of the new resource type, click "Create", fill in the rest of the form as required, and click "Save".

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Batch replace

ResourceSpace has a batch replace functionality that allows users to update multiple resources at once. This feature is useful for replacing original files and regenerating previews of any number of resources.

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Useful user permissions

The article provides an overview of user group permissions and how they affect user actions when accessing and interacting with resources. The permissions are divided into different categories, including searching/access, metadata fields, resource types, resource creation/management, collections, and administration.

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 Reports

ResourceSpace offers a reporting section that allows users to access information about downloads, uploads, and views. The reporting section provides a detailed table structure that can be downloaded as a CSV file for spreadsheet software or viewed directly in the browser.

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Admin overview

Accessible from the top navigation bar, the Admin menu provides a whole range of tools to help manage ResourceSpace and its contents.

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 Creating dash tiles

Dash tiles are a great way of creating shortcuts to your favourite things in ResourceSpace.

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Featured & public collections

Featured Collections are a way to showcase the best and most in-demand content. They can contain a select number of resources and encourage users to browse content by directing them to relevant tags or ideas.

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Creating custom reports

ResourceSpace allows users to create custom reports by writing SQL queries. Reports can be created in Admin > System > Reports, and existing reports can be viewed and edited from the same location. Users can create reports that show resources pending submission, and reports that allow date range selection.

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Collections, public collections and featured collections

ResourceSpace allows resources to be tagged with various metadata, eliminating the need for a traditional hierarchical folder structure. This means that a resource can exist in multiple collections and can be found through metadata searches.

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Knowledge Base structure

Article to explain how the ResourceSpace Knowledge Base is structured to assist with finding content specific for the reader

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User guides

Introduction to the user guides section of the ResourceSpace Knowledge Base

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User preferences

The article provides instructions on how to access user preferences on a website. Users can click on the user profile icon at the top right of the screen and select "Preferences" to make changes to the functionality and interface available to them.

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Further videos

The article provides a list of videos that cover various topics related to using the ResourceSpace digital asset management system. The videos cover topics such as creating users, customizing the homepage slideshow, search filters, sharing resources, and more.

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Resources not showing for a given user group

The article discusses the possible reasons why a resource may not be visible to some users, while it is visible to others. The reasons could be related to permissions, such as whether the user has access to the workflow state the resource is in or whether the user can see the resource type.

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Falcon link

The Falcon Link plugin allows users to publish resources as templates in Falcon.io. However, users must have an account with Falcon.io to use this plugin. The plugin creates a share link with no expiration date instead of copying the file itself when a resource is published to Falcon.

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Configuring for multi-client use

The article provides a method for setting up ResourceSpace as an environment where multiple users can use the system, but their resources remain private from each other. The method involves creating a new global field called 'client' that can be attached to all types of resources.

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 CSV user import

The CSV user import plugin allows administrators to create user accounts in bulk based on information stored in a CSV file. The CSV file must be encoded in UTF-8 format and without BOM, and should have text cells quoted in case they contain commas or other special characters.

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Configuring php.ini

This article provides guidance on how to configure the php.ini file to handle larger files. The php.ini file location can be found on the PHP Info page in the row "Loaded Configuration File", available by running the function phpinfo() on an empty PHP page.

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Installing on macOS

The article provides a step-by-step guide to install ResourceSpace on macOS. The installation process involves installing Homebrew, programs, and dependencies, PHP extensions using pecl, enabling PHP in Apache, configuring PHP, creating a database, checking out ResourceSpace, and finishing the installation via a web browser.

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Installing on SuSE

The article provides a guide for installing ResourceSpace on SuSE. It directs users to a guide for setting up a LAMP stack with a virtual host for ResourceSpace. The article then lists the packages required for installation and provides a command for installing them.

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Installing on CentOS Linux

The article provides a guide for installing ResourceSpace on CentOS Linux. The installation process involves updating the system, installing MySQL Community Repo, and then installing mysql-server. Other packages that need to be installed include httpd, php, php-dev, php-gd, php-mysql, php-mbstring, subversion, vim, nano, ghostscript, ImageMagick, poppler, antiword, ExifTool, and FFmpeg.

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Installing on Ubuntu Linux

The article provides a step-by-step guide to install ResourceSpace on Ubuntu Linux. The installation process involves installing programs and dependencies, configuring PHP, creating a database, checking out ResourceSpace, finishing installation via a web browser, setting up the cron job for relevance matching and periodic emails, setting the file and folder permissions, and setting up Apache correctly.

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API

ResourceSpace implements a RESTful API that returns JSON. All requests must be signed using a shared private key specific to each user. This can be performed via GET or POST.

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 Analytics

The analytics function allows detailed reporting on a variety of system actions which can be broken down by user group and filtered by a number of options.

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 CSV upload

The CSV upload plugin for ResourceSpace allows users to edit existing resource metadata and create new resources by uploading a CSV file. The plugin is recommended for administrators and users with elevated permissions due to the risk of inserting incorrect data into ResourceSpace.

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Writing your own plugins

A plugin in ResourceSpace is a collection of PHP code, language files, graphics, CSS files and other related files that are structured to conform to the ResourceSpace plugin architecture. For deployment, the files that constitute a plugin are packaged together into a self-contained file called a ResourceSpace Plugin (.

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Useful user tools

ResourceSpace provides several user management tools to help with the user configuration process. The first tool is resetting passwords, which can be done by browsing to Admin > Users, editing the user, entering a password into the password field or clicking "Suggest" to generate one, and clicking Save.

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 Creating users

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a user account in a system. It explains that user accounts require user groups to be created first, as user permissions and configuration settings are managed in the groups.

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Edit & upload tabs

This article provides guidance on how to set up and manage tabs in ResourceSpace, a digital asset management system. Tabs can be used to group related metadata fields together, making it easier for users to navigate and edit metadata.

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Table: filter

This article provides a table definition for the "filter" table, which is used for search, edit, and derestrict filters on user groups. The table has three columns: "ref," which is an auto-incrementing index; "name," which is the name of the filter; and "filter_condition," which defines which rules must be met to satisfy the filter.

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Table: usergroup

The article provides a table called "usergroup" that defines user groups. The table contains several columns, including "ref," which is an auto-incrementing index, "name," which is the name of the user group, and "permissions," which is a list of permissions that the user group has.

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do_report()

Developer reference for function do_report()

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search_public_collections()

Developer reference for function search_public_collections()

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 Manage (system) tabs

The article provides guidance on managing system tabs in version 10+ of the system. Tabs can be used by metadata fields and resource types, and to manage them, users should go to Admin > System > Tabs.

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tail()

Developer reference for function tail()

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filter_featured_collections_by_root()

Developer reference for function filter_featured_collections_by_root()

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migrate_filter()

Developer reference for function migrate_filter()

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get_filter_sql()

Developer reference for function get_filter_sql()

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search_get_previews()

Developer reference for function search_get_previews()

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search_special()

Developer reference for function search_special()

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filter_check()

Developer reference for function filter_check()

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get_edit_access()

Developer reference for function get_edit_access()

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get_resource_access()

Developer reference for function get_resource_access()

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get_resource_log()

Developer reference for function get_resource_log()

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create_resource()

Developer reference for function create_resource()

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send_periodic_report_emails()

Developer reference for function send_periodic_report_emails()

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