Aluka Cultural Heritage Training 4.1.2008


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Aluka Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes. Training on how to navigate through the website and use the powerful tools.

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Aluka Cultural Heritage Training 4.1.2008

  1. 1. Aluka Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes 3.14.2008 Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 1
  2. 2. I can change the language to English, French, or Portuguese at anytime I can see some of the browse categories for the Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes content area Exercises: 1. Go to Sites in Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 2
  3. 3. I can always see how many objects are left to browse I can also view Rock Art sites by clicking this tab I can go to any of these Heritage Sites by clicking the name or by clicking the number of objects next to the name Exercises: 1. Go to Elmina 2. Click See Site Page Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 3
  4. 4. This is a Site Page. I can see all the tabs across the top Each Site Page will have an introductory essay written by a scholar in the field. These essays are excellent introductions for students and teachers to the importance of the site. Exercises: 1. Explore the tabs for the Site Page 2. Go to Diagrams Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 4
  5. 5. A Diagram map will outline all the scanner, camera and video renderings of the site. I can click on any part of the map to see an image taken from that location I can always View last Browse Results at anytime Exercises: 1. Click on part of the map to find images taken from the site 2. Go to Documents Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 5
  6. 6. How can I save the book? I can see some information about the book. If I want to see the complete information, I can click on Metadata. I can download the entire book in PDF form if I want If I have a slow Internet connection, I can click Text Pages to see a text only version of the book Exercises: 1. Click Add/Edit tags Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 6
  7. 7. If I want to use the same tag again, I can just click it here I can enter tags and comments to save the book Exercises: 1. Enter tags and comments and click Save 2. Where is this information saved? Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 7
  8. 8. Site Pages also have 3D Objects, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Video I can click on the Aluka logo at anytime to go directly to the homepage Exercises: 1. Open Book in Viewer Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 8
  9. 9. The name of each tool will appear if I hold my cursor over it The Index tool will show me a thumbnail sized image of each page, making it much easier to scan Exercises: 1. Explore the tools of the Book Viewer 2. Go to Index Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 9
  10. 10. I can also Save a view of any page by clicking Regions I can click on any of the thumbnails to go directly to that page Exercises: 1. Go to a page of the book using the Index Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 10
  11. 11. Since the Viewer opens in a separate window, I can close it here I can zoom in on the page by simply clicking on it Exercises: 1. Close Viewer window 2. Go to Homepage Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 11
  12. 12. I can access the Rock Art sites directly from the homepage Exercises: 1. Go to Rock Art Sites 2. View Results for Namibia Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 12
  13. 13. I have the same viewing options as before The metadata is very important for Rock Art; often, there is a description of the Rock Art itself Exercises: 1. View the metadata for Rock Art 2. What kind of information is Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors in the metadata? 13
  14. 14. I can see that the man is carrying a bow and arrow I can open multiple Viewers and compare them side by side Exercises: 1. Open two Rock Art examples in the Viewer and compare them Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 14 2. How do I move the Viewer?
  15. 15. I can drag the Viewers into any position I want them. Viewers open in separate windows so they never interfere with my browse The same tools are available. I can zoom in to see the Rock Art more closely Exercises: 1. Zoom on object 2. Click Regions and Save Current View Ithaka Harbors Copyright 2008 15
  16. 16. I can make separate comments for this image as well. What is painted on his chest? I can Save Regions. I can use Comments as my notes. I want to know what kind of animal is this and why is it so important Exercises: 1. Enter name and comments and click Save 2. Close Viewer windows Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 16
  17. 17. I can Save my Browse so I don’t have to create it again. This will save me some time later I can see the name of the Collection above the examples I can see the Advanced Search on the left Exercises: 1. Go to Save Browse Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 17
  18. 18. I can save a browse the same way I saved other materials; I add tags and comments as I did before Exercises: 1. Enter tags and comments and click Save 2. Go to Advanced Search Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 18
  19. 19. I can see all my tags and the number of times I have used them I can share tags, but first I have to choose which one to share. So I choose the University of Ghana tag I can see all the objects associated with my tags Exercises: 1. Click University of Ghana Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 19
  20. 20. I can share my tag by clicking here Exercises: 1. Go to Share this tag Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 20
  21. 21. I can enter up two 20 email addresses or I can copy and paste the URL into something else, like a class assignment or a syllabus I can change the message any way I would like Exercises: 1. Share tag with classmate or Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 21
  22. 22. I can see this is a different person. This is the person I sent the tag to My colleague can see the tag in her Community Tags. It will not interfere with My Tags She can see who shared the tag with her Exercises: 1. Explore Community Tags tab 2. Go to Homepage Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 22
  23. 23. If you have any questions, take a look at the Help menu or contact Aluka User Services at Any questions? Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 23
  24. 24. Exercises 1. Create your own User ID 2. Save an object and add comments 3. Open the Book Viewer and Save a Region 4. Open the Viewer and investigate a specimen 5. Share a tag with or with a colleague Copyright 2008 Ithaka Harbors 24