VRE Exploitation

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Slides presented at the D4Science VRE Management Training Event which took place on 30/04/2009 in Rome, Italy.

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VRE Exploitation

  1. 1. VRE Exploitation Panagiota Koltsida NKUA Training Event 30 4 2009 Rome (Italy) ‏ www.d4science.eu
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>Available portlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use the portlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description of each different portlet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description of each different functionality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans for portlets </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  3. 3. Available Portlets <ul><ul><li>Many different portlets have been developed so as to offer the desired functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are portlets acting independent and other portlets that communicate in order to provide the requested functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application logic of all portlets is based on ASL (Application Support Layer) which is based on the gCube system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some portlets are now going to use the ASL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For accessing the portlets visit the D4Science’s portal at: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://portal.d4science.research-infrastructures.eu/vre/vre </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  4. 4. Login Portlet <ul><ul><li>The VO/VRE login portlet is the first step for logging in to a VRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can select one of the VREs that they have access and log in to the selected VRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The available portlets for this VRE are then loaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on user’s roles some portlets may not be displayed </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  5. 5. Search functionality <ul><ul><li>Search is the most important functionality in the gCube system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different types of searches are available. Depending on the desired results users can choose what type of search to perform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combined search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection’s browsing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search in previous results </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  6. 6. Search functionality <ul><ul><li>The combined, geospatial, simple and collection’s browsing require as the first step to select the collections you want to search through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browsing can be performed only on one selected collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When a collection is selected the portlet dynamically updates the available metadata schemas, the searchable and sortable fields and the browsable fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoids to search in non valid fields </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uses common metadata schemas in multiple selected collections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies if simple search is available (full text index existence) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies if geospatial search is available (geospatial index existence) </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  7. 7. Search functionality – Collections Navigator Portlet <ul><ul><li>Collections navigator portlet shows the available collections in a tree hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The first level of nodes represents a collections group and each collection group contains several collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the most collections a description is available under it’s name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full description is available by clicking on the ‘ more ’ link </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  8. 8. Collections Navigator Portlet <ul><ul><li>Using this portlet it is able to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select and unselect collections by clicking on collection’s name or on the checkbox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search through collections name and/or description for a keyword </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes easier to identify the collections you would like to select </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refresh the available collections. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieves again the available collections for this VRE from the gCube system </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  9. 9. Collections Navigator Portlet VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) A closed Collection Group An open Collection Group Click on more link to see the full description
  10. 10. Collections Navigator Portlet VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) Collections that contain the word “time” in their name or description
  11. 11. Search functionality – Search Portlet <ul><ul><li>The search portlet provides 5 different types of search. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combined search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geospatial search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires the geospatial portlet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browse a collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search in previous results </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  12. 12. Search Portlet – Combined search <ul><ul><li>Combined search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select as many collections as you like and then type as many keywords as you like </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select the fields you want to search in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Field: ‘ Any ’ searches everywhere in the selected collections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add as many conditions as you like by clicking on the ‘ + ’ icon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remove a condition by clicking on the ‘ - ’ icon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If more than one conditions are available specify if the results should match all the conditions or any condition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The default value is to match any condition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  13. 13. Search Portlet – Combined search VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  14. 14. Search Portlet – Combined search <ul><li>2 conditions will be used for this search </li></ul><ul><li>The results will be sorted by title in ascending order </li></ul><ul><li>The results will match any of the 2 conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting the ‘Search per collection’ option the results will be displayed per each collection separately </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This option is available when more than one collection is selected </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  15. 15. Search Portlet – Geospatial search <ul><ul><li>Geospatial search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available only for collections with geospatial index </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is notified by the search portlet to be enabled or disabled depending on the existence of geospatial indexes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the map to specify a geographical area to search in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the ‘ Search ’ button at the ‘ Combined ’ search panel to submit a search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users can either submit a geospatial search only or add also some conditions at the ‘Combined’ search and then click the ‘ Search ’ button </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  16. 16. Geospatial portlet – Select an area <ul><ul><li>There are 3 ways to select an area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select the Country / Zone from the dropdown list placed on the top of the map </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  17. 17. Geospatial portlet – Select an area <ul><ul><li>Click on the rectangular selection and activate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the map to set the starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move the mouse on the map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second click to close the select operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The tool automatically zooms the selected area. </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  18. 18. Geospatial portlet – Select an area <ul><ul><li>Click on the polygonal selection and activate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the map to set the starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move the mouse on the map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each click after the first will specify the next vertex to add at the polygon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double click to close the select operation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The tool automatically zooms the selected area </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  19. 19. Geospatial portlet – Select an area VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  20. 20. Geospatial portlet – Optional parameters <ul><ul><li>Query Area Selection specifier which has three possible values: inside, intersect, contains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geo-coordinates of the selected area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>automatically updated depending on the user’s selection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar tool which allows to specify a date interval for the retrieved documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking on the calendar icon will cause the date picker opening </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  21. 21. Search Portlet – Simple search <ul><ul><li>Simple search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Searches everywhere inside the selected collections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the metadata schema that it will be used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type as many keywords as you like in the text area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple search may not be available when selecting a metadata schema that does not have a full text index. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An error message appears informing the user about this case </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  22. 22. Search Portlet – Simple search VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  23. 23. Search Portlet – Collections Browsing <ul><ul><li>Browse a collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When only one collection is selected a browse can be performed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users have 2 options for browsing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browse all the contents of a colllection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browse the distinct values of the selected field </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specify the sorting order of the results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ascending order is the default one </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specify the number of results per page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 results per page is the default value </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 results is the maximum number you can specify </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  24. 24. Search Portlet – Collections Browsing VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) <ul><li>If a user will ask to see more than 50 results then a message appears and the default values is set </li></ul><ul><li>Information buttons are available, explaining result of each different type of browse </li></ul>
  25. 25. Search Portlet – Search in Previous Results <ul><ul><li>Search in Previous Results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refines the search results of the previous ‘simple’ and ‘combined’ queries that performed during the current session </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The previous queries can be browsed again to see the same results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The previous queries can be refined by searching for new keywords in the existing results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users can add as many conditions as they like </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If more than one conditions are available specify if the results should match all the condition or any condition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The default value is to match any condition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  26. 26. Search Portlet – Search in Previous Results VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  27. 27. Search Portlet – Search in Previous Results VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  28. 28. Quick Search Portlet <ul><ul><li>Quick Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an easy way to search through the available collections by specifying only the keywords and without selecting any collections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The system automatically identifies the most appropriate collections to search, taking into account the keywords specified by the user </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The collections that are searched are the ones that contain highest number of occurrences of the given keywords </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  29. 29. Google Search Portlet <ul><ul><li>Google Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a way to search Google and display the results in the results portlet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Due to Google limitation the system returns at most 10 results </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  30. 30. Results Portlet <ul><ul><li>For all types of search the results are displayed by the results portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For all types of search except the browsing 10 results per page are displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User can change the way the results are displayed by using the ‘ UserProfile ’ portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User can navigate throughout the results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User can see a set of information for each result object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User can perform a set of actions for each result object </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  31. 31. Results Portlet <ul><ul><li>A results page </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  32. 32. Results Portlet – Navigate through results <ul><ul><li>The navigation through the results can be done using the next and previous buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The total number of results is available as soon as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The time needed to calculate the total number of results depends on the size of the results </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) Total number of results
  33. 33. Results Portlet – Get information for a result <ul><ul><li>For each result object the information below are available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Object’s Metadata </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative representation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Object’s Parts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Object’s Annotations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If these information exist, a further tab is shown next to the Tab Object. </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  34. 34. Results Portlet – View metadata <ul><ul><li>Click on the metadata tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the available metadata are shown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By clicking on the metadata a pop window appears showing the specific metadata for this result object </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  35. 35. Results Portlet – View metadata VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) <ul><li>2 options are available: </li></ul><ul><li>View the metadata in a formatted way using the metadata XSLT from user’s profile </li></ul><ul><li>View the metadata in XML format </li></ul>
  36. 36. Results Portlet – Actions for a result object <ul><ul><li>For each result object several actions can be performed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View Content : It opens a popup window that contains, and displays the content. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save Content : Forces browser to ask to save the content in you local disk. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manage Annotations : You can add /remove / edit annotations for this object. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View Metadata : You can view record's metadata. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit Metadata : You can edit record's metadata. </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  37. 37. Results Portlet – Actions for a result object <ul><ul><li>D4Science’s logo icon is the ‘ Action’ button. Click this button to see the available actions. </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  38. 38. Results Portlet – Actions for a result object <ul><ul><li>Actions related to ‘ basket’ can be performed per result object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘ basket ’ is a personal user area, different for each VRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A result object can be saved to basket </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A page with all the results can be saved to basket </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Object’s metadata, alternative representations, a part or annotation (if any) associated to a result. Can be saved to basket </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything that is dragged to basket is temporarily saved, only for the active session. In order to save the basket items permanently the user should click on the ‘ save ’ button </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  39. 39. Results Portlet – Actions for a result object <ul><ul><li>Save a result object to basket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The move cross next to each text, highlighted with the red circle in the figure below, should be used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The same icon is available for dragging the metadata, annotations and alternative presentations </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  40. 40. Results Portlet – Basket <ul><ul><li>A basket with several objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘ save ’ button should be clicked to persist the basket </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  41. 41. Results Portlet – More Actions <ul><ul><li>It is possible to save the query that produced the results currently shown by the results portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Browse cannot be saved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on ‘ Move Query to basket ’ button </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more information about how to use the results portlet click on the ‘ See Help ’ button </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) Choose a name for the saved query or use the proposed one
  42. 42. Annotations Portlet <ul><ul><li>Annotations portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an easy and sufficient way to annotate gCube information objects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Displays the existing annotations for the information object </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a way to add a new annotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 different types of annotations are available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text annotation (Generic annotations) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associations (Generic annotations) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anchored annotations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available only for images and text objects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  43. 43. Annotations Portlet <ul><ul><li>Display of the existing annotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The existing annotations are displayed by showing the ‘Title’ of annotation, the author and the creation time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An annotation can be edited or deleted by clicking on the corresponding buttons </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  44. 44. Annotations Portlet – Display annotations VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  45. 45. Annotations Portlet – Create Annotations <ul><ul><li>Create an annotation by clicking the &quot; Add Annotation &quot; button have to be clicked. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a ‘ Text Annotation ’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create an ‘ Association ’ </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  46. 46. Annotations Portlet – Add Text Annotation <ul><ul><li>Add a text annotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write a ‘ Title ’ for the annotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write the ‘ Text ’ of the annotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the ‘ OK ’ button </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  47. 47. Annotations Portlet – Add Association <ul><ul><li>Add an association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write a ‘ Title ’ for the annotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select the associated object by the objects existing in basket. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the ‘ OK ’ button </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  48. 48. Annotations Portlet – Delete Annotation <ul><ul><li>Delete an annotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the ‘ delete’ button which exists just next to each annotation </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  49. 49. Annotations Portlet – Edit Annotation <ul><ul><li>Edit an annotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the ‘ edit’ button which exists just next to each annotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click the ‘ OK ’ button </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  50. 50. Annotations Portlet – Apply changes <ul><ul><li>All changes in annotation are temporarily kept in the session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the ‘ Apply Changes ’ to persist the changes </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  51. 51. Annotations Portlet – Anchored Annotations <ul><ul><li>Anchored annotations are annotations which refer to a specific part of the content of the information object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An annotation of that kind can be added to images and text documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For such objects a ‘ Go to Anchored Mode ’ button is displayed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To add an anchored annotation user has to select the part of the document first and then follow the same steps as for the other types of annotations. </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  52. 52. Annotations Portlet – Anchored Annotations <ul><ul><li>Image anchored annotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specify a part of an image by surrounding it with a rectangle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specify a point by putting a pin onto it. </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  53. 53. Annotations Portlet – Anchored Annotations <ul><li>Select rectangle or pin option to annotate an image </li></ul><ul><li>Add the title </li></ul><ul><li>Add the text </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  54. 54. Annotations Portlet – Anchored Annotations <ul><ul><li>Text anchored annotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select with the mouse the text to be annotated </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  55. 55. Metadata Viewing Portlet <ul><ul><li>Metadata viewing portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Displays the metadata associated with a specific information object </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on the metadata schema that is used the portlet displays the metadata in a different way </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User can select how the metadata will be displayed by using the ‘UserProfile’ portlet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The customization is done by using different XSLTs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For each result object in the results portlet the user can view it’s metadata </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  56. 56. Metadata Viewing Portlet VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  57. 57. Metadata Viewing Portlet <ul><ul><li>How to view the metadata of a result object </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the ‘ Actions ’ button to view the actions menu </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  58. 58. Workspace Portlet <ul><ul><li>Workspace portlet offers to users a private area where they can save objects, organize them in baskets and share the objects with other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For all saved items in the workspace information about the creation date, their name, etc is available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For results objects that are saved in the basket it is possible to view their metadata </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  59. 59. Workspace Portlet <ul><ul><li>The address bar on the top shows the current location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The workspace tree on the left shows the workspace and all it’s contents in a tree hierarchy (available in results and reports portlets) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The list view in the center shows the content of a single folder in a list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The details panel in the bottom shows the details about the selected workspace item </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  60. 60. Workspace Portlet – Common Actions <ul><ul><li>Common actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rename item: By right click on the item or using the details panel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delete an item: By right click on the item and select Delete </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clone an item </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Download an item: Choose the location where the item will be saved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single items, such as external file (pdf and images) are proposed as simple files; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complex items, such as gCube documents are proposed as a zipped folder with related metadata (each one of them in a xml file). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Folders: are proposed as zip folders. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  61. 61. Workspace Portlet – Common Actions <ul><ul><li>Common actions </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) <ul><li>Right click on the item to see the available actions </li></ul>
  62. 62. Workspace Portlet – Specific Actions <ul><ul><li>Specific actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a new workspace/basket: On the workspace tree right click on the parent folder and select Add new Workspace or Add new Basket action. Insert the item name and then press enter. A new folder is created. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upload a file into a basket: on context menu select upload file. The browser asks for a file to upload from your local file system. At the end of operation a confirm message is shown. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upload an archive into a workspace: select upload archive and choose an archive to upload from your local system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag and Drop Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d&d of basket item between two baskets in the tree, from a basket in the tree and a basket in the list view and viceversa. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d&d of folder between two folders in the tree, from a folder in the tree and a folder in the list view and viceversa, and between folders in the list view. </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  63. 63. Workspace Portlet – Specific Actions <ul><ul><li>The whole workspace can be downloaded to your local system as an archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An archive can be uploaded to the workspace from your local system </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) <ul><li>Right click on the workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘Upload archive’ </li></ul><ul><li>A pop up window appears so as to select an archive from your local system </li></ul>
  64. 64. Workspace Portlet – Share Objects <ul><ul><li>Share items with other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the common actions menu and choose the ‘send to’ option </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A pop up window appears where you can choose the receivers </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  65. 65. Workspace Portlet – Share Objects <ul><ul><li>The receivers will be notified about an item reception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They can either accept or decline the request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information about the sender and the item are displayed at the pop up window </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  66. 66. Creating Reports <ul><ul><li>Based on the retrieved results that are saved to user’s basket it is possible to create report Templates and then generate reports (in XML or PDF format) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First create a report template filled it out by static information (images, text) and by dynamic ones (i.e. dropping image areas) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use this template to generate a report and export it in xml or pdf format </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  67. 67. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>The potential constituents of a template (the ones currently supported) are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a static text, i.e. a piece of text. It should be used to specify - at the template level - a text that should appear in all instances of such a template </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a text area, i.e. an area dedicated to host a piece of text. This area is expected to be filled with specific text whenever a report conforming to the template is created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a static image, i.e. an image. It should be used to specify - at template level - an image that should appear in all instances of such a template </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dropping image area, i.e. an area dedicated to host images. This area is expected to be filled with specific images whenever a report conforming to the template is created. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It uses a default image if the user wont insert his/her own image </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  68. 68. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>Template creator </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  69. 69. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>To Insert a template constituent click the corresponding button, then move to the workspace area (white page on the right), and start dragging drawing a rectangle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each template constituent can be resized or dragged into the workspace area once it has been created. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To resize it move the mouse pointer over the right or the bottom edge, and drag it. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To Move just drag it like you are used to do in windows. </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  70. 70. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>Use the rich text toolbar situated on the top when inserting a static text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is possible to specify in the textbox situated in the center, a text hint for it which could act as a suggestion when the template is loaded in the report portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert new pages by clicking on the top bar menu ‘ Options > Add New page ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit the page’s properties of the template by clicking on the top bar menu ‘ Options > Page Properties’ </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  71. 71. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>Use of the rich toolbar </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  72. 72. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>Add a hint to the textbox </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  73. 73. Creating Reports – Template Generator <ul><ul><li>When the template creation finishes save the template to the basket by clicking on ‘ File > Save Template ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open a saved template and edit it by clicking on ‘ File > Open Template ’ </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  74. 74. Creating Reports – Report Generator <ul><ul><li>Generate one or more instances of templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add dynamic content to templates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Export the reports to pdf or xml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reports are also saved to user’s basket </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  75. 75. User Profile Portlet <ul><ul><li>Use the User Profile portlet to change the search preferences and personalize the view of the results and metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Preferred Presentation XSLTs refer to the view of the results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For each metadata schema choose one of the available XSLTs to be used for the HTML representation of the results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Preferred Metadata XSLTs refer to the view of the metadata of an information object. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For each metadata schema choose one of the available XSLTs to be used for the HTML representation of the metadata </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  76. 76. User Profile Portlet <ul><ul><li>Change the XSLTs and preferences and then click on the ‘save’ button to save the changes to the profile </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy) Use the drop down list to choose the preferred XSLT
  77. 77. User Profile Portlet <ul><ul><li>After the changes are saved a new search can be performed and the new XSLT will be used for the presentation of the results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The same is for the metadata </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  78. 78. Plans for portlets <ul><ul><li>Search portlet will provide a way to perform queries that are saved to basket using the results portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under development available soon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotations portlet and the neo basket integration should be done soon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associations now are not available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The presentation of the results will contain the fields that the user has searched for and some static fields depending on the metadata schema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under implementation in ASL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Profile portlet will provide a preview for each available XSLT so that the users can see how the results will be shown </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  79. 79. Appendix <ul><ul><li>For more information visit the user’s guide at the gCube wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gCube user's guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sections available at the user’s guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Functionality provided by each portlet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Usage scenarios which describe how to perform an action using the available portlets </li></ul></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)
  80. 80. <ul><ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul></ul>VRE exploitation 30 April 2009, Rome (Italy)

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