The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to announce the availability of an extensive self-guided tutorial for its eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) application. XTF is an open source, highly customizable piece of software supporting the search, browse, and display of heterogeneous digital content and offering efficient and practical methods for creating customized end-user interfaces for distinct digital collections. The tutorial provides guidance for implementing and customizing XTF, from core functionality to overall look and feel. Downloads for the Mac and Windows operating systems are available from the XTF Project page on SourceForge along with the complete distribution and documentation.The tutorial comes with a complete XTF package that is ready to run when uncompressed; no other installation is required. It contains nine modules spanning the most powerful and popular features, including how to:
Add new contentChange metadataChange logo and colorsIncrease significance of titles in ranking hitsCustomize and enable default status of advanced searchChange fields displayed in search resultsEnable structural searchingCreate a hierarchical facetChange footnote behavior
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
News from the The California Digital Library about a new tool.