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EC Scholar Admin Guide

Project site for library staff responsible for EC Scholar administration.

EC Scholar Project Guide

This EC Scholar Admin Guide includes resources for library staff to maintain and support the EC Scholar platform. This site is only available to library staff. 

The EC Scholar Project Guide is for campus users and others interested in the project. This site is available to anyone. 

Relevant IRs

The following institutional repositories provide good models for our project:

Esploro Sites

IRs on other platforms

  • Liberal Arts Research Commons
    This site has links to a number of institutional repository (IR) sites for liberal arts colleges across the country. Each is built on the Digital Commons platform. The challenge with these traditional IR sites is that they rely on author submissions from faculty. 
  • Macalester College

What is Eckerd Scholar?

scholar screenshotEC SCHOLAR is the institutional repository for collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of scholarship at Eckerd College. The purpose of site is to share the intellectual and creative works of the College, including publications by students, student-faculty collaborations, faculty, and staff.

This is a support page for admin users, providing links to the PRODUCTION and TEST versions of Eckerd Scholar, built using the Esploro platform hosted by Ex Libris. In addition, links to training resources and project planning documents are also compiled here.


EC Scholar Links

EC Scholar Links

Use it for This is our live site with updated collections. Use the Management Interface to customize and add collections, assets, and researchers Library use only. Site for testing out new features before implementing on PRODUCTION. Library use only.
Management Interface

Admin View (production)

For faculty/staff - via the Research Management site

The site should automatically log you in using your Eckerd gmail account (same as Alma).

Admin View (test site)

Library access only

Admin view (sandbox)

Library access only

Public view 

If you have a researcher profile, you can login to this site to customize your profile.

Public View (test site)  

Collection Priorities

Esploro Collections


  • Undergraduate theses
  • Student Research Symposium Programs/Humanities Symposium Programs
  • Faculty profiles 

Current data collection:

  • Research Bites
  • Faculty grants
  • Media mentions

Under consideration

  • Senior Art Exhibitions
  • Ford Scholars 
  • First-Year Research Associateships
  • Eckerd Review
  • Performances, Concerts, Art Exhibits
  • Planet Forward Participants