Enabling user comments

Greenstone 2 and 3 both support allowing users to add comments to individual documents. A user merely needs to have an account on that Greenstone DL in order to leave comments on any accessible document, and need not have collection editing permissions on that or any collection.

For each collection, you can decide whether to allow user comments to be added to its documents or not. By default this ability is turned off. To turn it on for any collection:


  • User comments cannot be added if the GS2 server is being run from GLI. Attempting to do so will result in an error mentioning that the document or collection is locked. Run the standalone GS2 server to add user comments instead.
  • Users need to have an account in your digital library in order to add comments. They can register themselves as a user, or an administrator can add them as a user. See the user management pages for more details: Greenstone 3 or Greenstone 2.