|NITLE Takes Manakin Out of the Box|
NITLE Takes Manakin Out of the Box
The results of NITLE's investigative project of the Manakin toolkit.
By Carol Minton Morris with information for this blog post contributed by Eric Jansson, NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education)
Ithaca, NY Manakin (http://di.tamu.edu/projects/xmlui/manakin/) is a user interface developed by Texas A&M University which is part of the DSpace open source repository application. Manakin makes it possible for each community and collection within DSpace to establish a unique look-and-feel that might extend outside of DSpace into an existing web presence. Recently NITLE sponsored a short-term project to investigate the utility of the Manakin toolkit and the resources necessary to employ Manakin, particularly for smaller institution DSpace repositories. NITLE has shared the results of their investigations for the benefit of other repository communities.
The project involved rapid development of two themes...
1) An image gallery theme:
2) A prototype of a TEI object viewer:
...and a report on the work:
The image gallery code is online: