Publications Page / App

​I’m certain that by next Friday I can have all of the publications from Miriam’s EndNote library published to the site.

In terms of the "look" what you’ll have with the current configuration is…

This page will then list links to the following three content items:

My version of Miriam’s citations list has 38 citations.

We could potentially have all 38 citations listed at <> instead of just the three links above.

This means there’d be one new page per each journal article, and 38 links, not just the three described above.

It’s more work, but I actually like this approach (new page for all 38 links) for a couple of reasons:

The user can download a .RIS file (or PDF version of the citation, I’m not certain which is better at the moment).

I think this approach is excellent for taking advantage of the Plone site’s built-in search capabilities.

For example, each new page with details for the journal articles would have an abstract, which would then be searchable across the system.

Also, the pages themselves can have descriptive metadata, including location, and keywords.

For these reasons, I feel that the current configuration is the best approach.

Also, I feel the proposed plan adds more value than what NARA provides (with respect to the "clean" look the NARA resource offers).

Bottom line is – with the current way the site is set up – it’s not possible to make our publications look like NARAs.

And, I don’t think that’s the best option anyway.

However I respect that the NARA approach was agreed on before I set up shop –

So if this is non-negotiable, I can try and work with Daniel to change the current configuration on the site to make the NARA model possible.

Just let me know…



Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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