[Screencast] DSpace Faceted Searching – Discovery Module Configuration

DSpace’s discovery module [1] enhances the overall platform search capabilities, and was first integrated with the XMLUI in version 1.7.0 [2]. The discovery module, once activated, enables faceted searching and browsing. Faceted search/navigation/browsing is widely used in a number of sites. Some notable use of faceted searching include Google’s search engine [3] and LinkedIn’s faceted people search feature [4, 5].

The discovery module is not active by default, however, this tutorial [1] on the DSpace wiki site comprehensively provides details on how to enable discovery module. An important thing to note is that the Discovery module is currently only compatible with the XMLUI.

The screencast below illustrates how to go about enabling the the Discovery module on DSpace 1.8.2.


[1] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC18/Discovery
[2] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC18/History#History-ChangesinDSpace1.7.0
[3] http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/spring-metamorphosis-googles-new-look.html
[4] http://blog.linkedin.com/2009/12/14/linkedin-faceted-search/
[5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unLo7maOgT4

  • peter tutu

    hi Lighton, i am running dspace 3.2 xmlui and enabled discovery.However, i have noticed that discovery is only displayed to authenticated users.I would like it to be visible to anonymous users as well.any help on how to go about it?