Our college have digital repository types different from what supported by dspace (that is, different from animation, Article, Book, Book chapter, Dataset, Learning Object, Image, Image 3-D, Map, Musical Score, Plan or blueprint, Preprint, Presentation, Recording, acoustical, Recording, musical, Recording, oral, Software, Technical Report, Thesis, Video, Working Paper and other).
Some of types don't be used by us, some have different names(and, by the way, we have different language, not English), and others have to be added. We also want the items can be browsered by the “types”.
To achieve this, I think I have to modify input-forms.xml, itemsubmission.xml, the themes and the aspects. Above all, I'd like the modification I will make be seperated from the source code of dspace as much as possible. Thus, the changes I have made can be easilly adapted to be updated to dspace 1.7 when it appears.
Before I dive into coding, I'd like get some specific advices about the steps.
I'm using Manakin of dspace 1.6.2.
Any advice is appreciated!