Il 26/11/2012 10:05, Hilton Gibson ha scritto:
Is this only available for the JSPUI?
Hi Hilton,
the short answer is... yes
I'm not an expert (nor a fan ;-) ) of the XMLUI but probably with some work it could be used also with XMLUI.
The DSpace CRIS module uses spring MVC and JSP so the most easy way to use it in XMLUI is to add an exception in the xmlui web.xml to allow the spring servlet dispatcher to serve for the /cris/* path.
Obvious there are some issues with this approach that need to be addressed
1) the layout is build using the dspace:layout tag (header/sidebar/footer jsp), some work duplication is needed to keep a consistent layout
2) the cris object list (browse & search results) are build using a customized version of the jspui browse tag
3) in the customized 1.8.2 version to be used to build the module actually the xmlui (as other module) are disabled. This is mainly due to the back-porting of Discovery/Services 3.0 features + some specific customization in the dspace API that break the XMLUI

Anyway, if you or anyone else want try to use this module with the XMLUI I will be happy to help as possible!

On 26 November 2012 10:33, Andrea Bollini <> wrote:
***apologies for cross-posting***

CILEA and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are pleased to announce the
immediate availability for download of the first alpha release of the
DSpace CRIS module.

Publications are an important output of the research cycle. They allow
communication between scholars, and measurement and decision support of
research amongst research administrators. However there are many other
equally important entities in research that need description and
tracking, such as projects, grants, patents, organization units,
researcher profiles (people), etc. Integrating and contextualizing all
of these entities along with publications, adds greater value to each
individual piece, in terms of visibility, discovery, and understanding
of the total research picture. One name used for such integrations is
Current Research Information System (CRIS).

This DSpace addon enables the ingestion, storage, display and management
of metadata & fulltext on these other research entities. This module
produces a smooth integration between native DSpace items (publications)
and other CRIS entities. All entities (native DSpace items or new CRIS
Entities) can be linked with each other using autocomplete/lookup
functions in the submission edit phase and the inter-navigation in

This is the first public release. Richer versions with more features and
functionality will appear soon. These are described in the DSpace CRIS
Roadmap page:

Most of these features are now in The HKU Scholars Hub.

The current version works on a customized version of DSpace 1.8.2 JSPUI
and can be installed by following the instructions provided here:

We expect to release a complete upgrade of the DSpace CRIS module to
DSpace 3 in the coming months. Some of this code base will make its way
into general DSpace releases, such as “Solr Discovery for JSPUI” in
DSpace 3. However we envision that most of this work will be an optional
addon, which DSpace developers can choose to implement, or not.

In the spirit of open source, we hope that this DSpace CRIS module will
receive wide adoption in the DSpace community. We hope that many will
find useful and then build further upon this start. To enable this
desired multilateral collaboration, we ask that you send any inquires
directly to the dspace mailing lists (mainly

Up to now, this has been a collaboration between CILEA and HKU. The HKU
side is supported by funding from the HKU Office of Knowledge Exchange
and the University Libraries.

A note on mailing list etiquette:

Our open regards to all,

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