Provide enhanced ability to customize Student Deposit Profile
The current student deposit form (Configuration > Repository > Manage Student Deposit Profiles) has limited options for customization. We would like to see the following changes made in order to enable use of the form and make student deposits more streamlined. This would remove our need to upload assets ourselves. Here are a few suggestions:
1) Add an "Instructions" field for every entry field to appear below the field name in smaller text.
2) Co-authors - remove this field or make it optional. If this is not possible, could instructions be added to make it clear that it is optional.
3) Advisors / Committee Members - add this and any other missing fields to the form settings so that it can be repositioned and customized with helping text. There is currently no way to customize this field in any way as it doesn't appear in the settings.
4) Adding ability to add custom sections to the form and moving fields as needed so that elements can be grouped based on an institutions preferences. There is already a field for Section when viewing the form, but it is not an option to choose what section a field belongs to.
This request might be similar to the request at https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/929326-esploro/suggestions/44315886-configurable-forms
Thank you for your consideration.
Rebecca Cooke commented
This is totally needed in order to make these forms acceptable for use in our institution. Particularly the ability to remove the co-authors field from the form.
Zoe Martin commented
I agree with the above, with the following additions:
- The ability to combine the Doctorate ETD and Graduate ETD into one form instead of having two different forms and links. And therefore, the ‘Degree awarded’ dropdown on the form would show all ETD types.
- The ability to select more than one ‘Awarding academic unit’ as some theses cross over two or more affiliations
- Make the ‘Contributor role’ default to ‘Supervisor’
- The ability to edit the ‘License Agreement’ information