As of only a few minutes ago, it is now possible to sort your search results on Open Repository in the same manner as you can with the browse options. That is to say, by Relevance, Title, by Submission Date and by Issue Date. Results can be ordered in an ascending or descending list, with options for the numbers of results per page and number of authors displayed against each result. The default setting for the initial results list will always be by Descending Relevance, in other words, with the most relevant results at the top.
Where community or collection names are found in response to a search query, they will still be displayed on the first page of search results, but are not affected by ordering the results.
We will now start work on the interface for restricting a search to within a specified date range.