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In this section, a list of all collections is displayed. The first collection is the "Untitled Collection," which is an abstract collection whose settings are inherited by other collections by default. The "custom preferences" column shows the current configuration of custom preferences for each collection.

By clicking on "edit" next to a collection, the settings for that collection can be changed.

Editing a collection

Template set

Specifies the template set in which the collection is to appear when the collection alias appears in the URI params. For example, if the URI is:


Then the collection with alias [alias] will appear in the template set specified here.

If the collection alias is not specified in the URI params, the Default Collection's template set will be used.

Viewer assignments

CONTENTdm®, and therefore dmBridge, can theoretically support any file type. Certain file types, such as images, will use one type of object viewer, whereas other file types, such as PDFs, will use another. In

Every file type has a unique media (MIME) type, which is a standard way of identifying it across platforms. In this section, these media types are mapped to dmBrige object viewers.


This section displays the list of fields that have been assigned for the collection in the CONTENTdm® administration module. The settings made here will apply to the appearance of these fields in results view. (Note that not all of these fields will appear in results view; see below.)

Grid & list views

This section specifies the fields that will be visible in grid view and list view within results view. It does not apply to tile view, where only the title will be displayed.


This section specifies the facet fields that will be displayed when facets are available for display.

Date search

This section specifies the starting and ending year that the date search pulldown menus will default to in the date search form in search view .

URL Redirection

In this section, reference URLs can be routed to either the dmBridge templates or the CONTENTdm® templates on a per-collection basis. In order for this to work, the replacement reference URL redirection script must be installed. For more information, see the section called “Reference URL redirection”.