The California Digital Library has released a self-guided tutorial for its eXtensible Text Framework (XTF).
Here's an excerpt from the press release:
XTF is an open source, highly customizable piece of software supporting the search, browse, and display of heterogeneous digital content and offering efficient and practical methods for creating customized end-user interfaces for distinct digital collections. The tutorial provides guidance for implementing and customizing XTF, from core functionality to overall look and feel. . . .
The tutorial comes with a complete XTF package that is ready to run when uncompressed; no other installation is required. It contains nine modules spanning the most powerful and popular features, including how to:
- Add new content
- Change metadata
- Change logo and colors
- Increase significance of titles in ranking hits
- Customize and enable default status of advanced search
- Change fields displayed in search results
- Enable structural searching
- Create a hierarchical facet
- Change footnote behavior