- Start with the DSpace System Documentation.
- Platform and distribution-specific tips and guides can be found on the DSpace Installation page.
- XMLUI Customization:
- Making DSpace XMLUI Your Own - Concentrates on using Maven to build Overlays in the XMLUI (Manakin). Also has very basic examples for JSPUI. Based on DSpace 1.6.x.
- Learning to Use Manakin (XMLUI) - Overview of how to use Manakin and how it works. Based on DSpace 1.5, but also valid for 1.6.
- Introduction Manakin (XMLUI)
- General Tips:
- Build Cookbook has examples of adding your local changes to a DSpace 1.5 binary distribution.
- DSpace how-to guide: tips and tricks for managing common DSpace chores (DSpace version 1.4.2 and Manakin 1.1) by Tim Donohue, Scott Phillips and Dorothea Salo - This short booklet is intended to introduce the common, non-obvious customization-related tasks for newcomers to DSpace administration. It has been written against the version 1.4.x of DSpace (1.4.2 specifically) and Manakin 1.x (1.1 specifically) . It's meant to be usable across all platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac). This booklet was a handout from the "Making DSpace Your Own" tutorial from JCDL 2007 taught by Tim Donohue and Scott Phillips. The full presentations and materials from this tutorial are also available from the DSpace Presentations page. Spanish translation by the University of León
- DSpace 1.4.1 Customization (by Claudia Jürgen) available at Eldorado, the institutional repository of the University of Dortmund. This is the English translation of a customization presentation held at the DSpace Workshop in Kassel (Germany) March 07. The presentation gives an overview to basic customization and configuration techniques and possibilities of DSpace 1.4.1. Thanx to Chris Yates of The University of Wales, Aberystwyth for proofreading it.
- DSpace how-to guide: tips and tricks for managing common DSpace chores (DSpace version 1.3.2) by Dorothea Salo and Tim Donohue, also available at http://hdl.handle.net/1920/1045 - This short booklet is intended to introduce the common, non-obvious customization-related tasks for newcomers to DSpace administration. It has been written against the current stable version 1.3.2 of DSpace. It's meant to be usable across all platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac). For even more information, the slides from their "Making DSpace Your Own" Tutorial at JCDL 2006 are available on the DSpace Presentations page. Spanish translation by the University of León
Developing with DSpace
- An overall reference for developing code with DSpace (and creating patches) is available on the Guide to Developing with DSpace page.
- DSpace Developers Documentation (by Richard Jones) - A general guide to some common objects and methods of doing things with the DSpace source code. It is not a complete guide, and it covers parts of both 1.3.2 and 1.4 (CVS version around March 2006); check your javadocs for definitive method calls.
Documentation for New DSpace Administrators
*Intro to DSpace (August 19, 2009) - written by Cameron Kainerstorfer and Heather Perkins (both of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Instructions for New Admin This is a simple guide to print off for people who will start uploading documents to your instance of DSpace, by Shawna Sadler.