A community is a set of groups, which allows several differently administered groups to collaborate toward a common goal.
To discover communities, click on the Collaborate tab on the header at the top of the page. The Find Communities page shows a listing of all discoverable and/or public communities created in HydroShare. Users can filter results by searching for keywords found in community names, purposes, and descriptions. Clicking the community's title navigates to the community’s landing page.
On the My Communities page, users can view and manage their Community memberships. To get to the My Communities page, click on the Collaborate tab at the top of the page, and select My Communities. From this page, users can navigate to a community landing page.
Each community's landing page displays information about the community and provides access to community resources. The page includes:
- Public Resources listing - shows public and discoverable resources shared with the community and allows for searching resources with keywords.
- Shared By list - shows the community member groups and allows for quick filtering of resources by group.
Any user can access the landing page and all public resources shared with the member groups.
NOTE: Communities and groups do not own any resources in HydroShare. Only individual users may own resources. Resources may be shared with a group and a community, but ownership is retained by the user. To make a resource visible in the Community view, the resource must be public and shared with a Group that is a member of that Community.
Communities are a new feature in HydroShare that consist of multiple groups. A user can be part of a community via group membership. Currently, there is no direct way for a user to create a community or request to join a community. If you are interested in learning more about communities or considering a community for your own project, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org