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How do I use the KAR list snippet?

The KAR (Kent Academic Repository) List snippet allows you to easily display the academic works of an author on your page. This list will be dynamicly updated every time the author changes his/her work in the KAR. Specific options such as the number of entries to be shown and date periods can also be set.

Example

For a full, working example of the KAR snippet, please visit the Chronos Sample Site.

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How to use

Importing the snippet

To add a KAR List snippet:

  1. Place your cursor where you wish the item to be inserted.
  2. In the snippets panel (Windows > Snippets Shift+F9) find the KAR Resource Viewer snippet in the Chronos snippet pack/KAR
  3. Double click the the snippet, or drag it to the appropriate place

nb. If you can't find the KAR List option in the snippets list then you may need to upgrade your snippets pack to the latest version.

The snippet will look like the following table in the design window in Dreamweaver:

Author d.abrams@kent.ac.uk
Number to Show (most recent first) 5
Start Year 0
End Year 0
Order of publications 0

Options

When you insert the snippet to your page, a table will be displayed in Dreamweaver only. This table contains the options for the KAR insert. To change the options, just edit the values in the right hand column of the table. Don't add or delete rows from this table, and retain the row order!

Author Put the author's email address here, exactly as registered in KAR.
Number to Show You can limit the number of entries shown using this. The newest items will be displayed first.
Start Year To only list publications from this year and after.
End Year To only list publications from this year and before.
Order of publications a comma-separated list of the order that you want the publication types to appear in. For example, 'Books,Internet,Articles' would show books, then internet publications, then articles, followed by other types in the order they would normally appear in.

If you don't want to enter a value for any of these options, just write a 0 in the corresponding cell.

All publication types are: Articles, Books, Book Sections, Research Reports, Edited Books, Reviews, Conference Items, Internet, Performances, Exhibitions, Video, Audio, Datasets, Monographs, Theses, Patents, Images, Experiment, Other.

Note: that the email parameter can have multiple comma-separated values, up to a maximum of 5. This is intended as a way to pull out publications for people with different names over their publication history, rather than to allow publications for groups of academics.

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Last Updated: 04/03/2013