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This is workshop presentation given at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods conference on March 26, 2012. It gives a brief introduction to ARK as well as a few introductory steps towards customising an ARK configuration. Further information can be found at: ark.lparchaeology.com

This is workshop presentation given at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods conference on March 26, 2012. It gives a brief introduction to ARK as well as a few introductory steps towards customising an ARK configuration. Further information can be found at: ark.lparchaeology.com

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The Archaeological Recording Kit: An open source solution to project recording

  1. 1. ark.lparchaeology.com The Archaeological Recording Kit An open source solution to project recording Jessica Ogden Stuart Eve Andrew Dufton
  2. 2. ARK Workshop Agenda } 1. Introducing ARK 2. Example projects and live demo 3. Installing ARK 4. Getting started with Questions customising ARK throughout!
  3. 3. Introducing ARK 1. The Origins of ARK 2. The Aims of ARK 3. What is ARK 4. Beyond ARK
  4. 4. Introducing ARK : Origins
  5. 5. Introducing ARK : Origins
  6. 6. Introducing ARK : Origins
  7. 7. Introducing ARK : Origins
  8. 8. Introducing ARK : Origins
  9. 9. Introducing ARK : Aims Reflexivity and Multi-Vocality • To be completely adaptable to any project’s recording system, be it digital or paper-based • Does not impose data standards (but can be imposed if you want them!)
  10. 10. Introducing ARK : Aims Collaborative from Start to Finish • A tool for digital storage, collection, collaboration, and dissemination. • Everyone is together in the field, but after the season is over people return to their institutions.
  11. 11. Introducing ARK : Aims Open-Source • Open source - ARK code is hosted on a SVN repository, and all code is released on Sourceforge under a GNU GPL license • Improvements and Enhancements made on one project are rolled out to all projects
  12. 12. Introducing ARK : What is it? • Runs on industry standard, cross- platform, open source web technologies • Uses modules, fields, subforms, and pages to display data through a web browser as XHTML • WFS/WMS (web mapping) capable
  13. 13. Introducing ARK : What is it? • Uses ‘main pages’, subforms, and configuration files • Multi-user, with highly customisable security settings. As open or closed as you like! • Multi-lingual through the use of markup and aliases
  14. 14. Introducing ARK : & Beyond • Has export tools to view data in CSV, XML, RSS and Atom feeds, and linked data as RDF • Uses industry standard spatial data interoperability toolkits: GeoRSS, KML, WFS/WMS, and GeoNames API • Transclusion of ARK subforms • Hybrid publication and seamless integration with web-based project outputs
  15. 15. Introducing ARK : & Beyond • Since its release in August 2011, ARK v1.0 has had over 625 downloads from 60 countries around the world • +1,350 downloads since Sourceforge
  16. 16. Introducing ARK : Demos
  17. 17. Installing ARK 1. Setup a web server ... in 5 easy steps! 2. Download ARK 3. Adjust environment settings 4. Create database and import SQL 5. Login! “I connected my food processor to my word processor in case I have to eat my words.”
  18. 18. Installing ARK : Server Download: Mac OSx: • MAMP: www.mamp.info • MS4W: www.maptools.org/ms4w/ Windows: • WAMP: www.wampserver.com/ Linux: • LAMP or All of Above: • XAMPP: www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
  19. 19. Windows Installing ARK : MS4W Download: • MS4W does not include: phpMyAdmin: http://www.phpmyadmin.net/ home_page/downloads.php MySQL: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql • See walkthrough
  20. 20. Installing ARK : Download 1. Locate your htdocs folder Mac OSx: Applications/MAMP/htdocs Windows: C:ms4wApachehtdocs 2. Download / Copy Over ARK v1.1: http://sourceforge.net/projects/arkdb/files/arkdb 3. Place ARK v1.1 in the root of the htdocs folder - call the You will need a good text editor for the next step: TextMate (free trial), Text Wrangler, JEdit, etc.
  21. 21. Installing ARK : Env Settings 1. Locate the ARK environment settings (env_settings.php): ark/config/env_settings.php 2. Adjust according to your setup: #1 Setup Case #2 Setup SQL $server = "mac"; $sql_user = 'sqluser'; $sql_pwd = 'sqlpassword';
  22. 22. Installing ARK : Env Settings #1 #2
  23. 23. Installing ARK : SQL dbase 1. Locate the ARK v1.1 SQL (ark.sql): ark/ark.sql 2. Locate your phpMyAdmin interface through the browser: http://localhost/phpMyAdmin 3. Create a new empty database: ark_db / UTF-8 Unicode 4. Import the ark.sql to create the required ARK tables
  24. 24. Installing ARK : SQL dbase Create a new empty database: ark_db UTF-8 Unicode
  25. 25. Installing ARK : SQL dbase Import the ark.sql
  26. 26. Installing ARK : SQL dbase A brief word about tables.. • cor tables (data) • cor lut tables (lookup) • cor lvu tables (live user) • mod specific tables
  27. 27. Installing ARK : SQL dbase A brief word about tables.. • cor tables (data) one for each dataclass, holds the data • cor lut tables (lookup) • cor lvu tables (live user) • mod specific tables
  28. 28. Installing ARK : SQL dbase A brief word about tables.. • cor tables (data) one for each dataclass, holds the data • cor lut tables (lookup) one for each dataclass, holds info about that dataclass • cor lvu tables (live user) • mod specific tables
  29. 29. Installing ARK : SQL dbase A brief word about tables.. • cor tables (data) one for each dataclass, holds the data • cor lut tables (lookup) one for each dataclass, holds info about that dataclass • cor lvu tables (live user) holds live user (pear) security data • mod specific tables
  30. 30. Installing ARK : SQL dbase A brief word about tables.. • cor tables (data) one for each dataclass, holds the data • cor lut tables (lookup) one for each dataclass, holds info about that dataclass • cor lvu tables (live user) holds live user (pear) security data • mod specific tables one for each module, and lut for those that have types
  31. 31. Installing ARK : Login! http://localhost/ark User name: doe_jd Password: janedoe
  32. 32. Explore your ARK • User Admin: Create and manage your users • Data Entry: Enter new data using the register, and add detailed info to the record in the form view • Search: Create filters and save them, add fields to your view, export to CSV • Record View:View your complete records in all their glory, edit data, delete a record, change a record number
  33. 33. Customise your ARK Before getting stuck in, 1. Settings files are your a few helpful hints... friends! (And so is PHP) 2. Use the alias admin page to add new classtypes and aliases 3. It’s all about the subforms. If you want it, there’s probably a subform for it.
  34. 34. Customise ARK : Single Cxt Included pre-configured Set up single recording systems context system • Single Context recording based on 1. Copy over the settings Museum of London Archaeology files from ark_cxt into the system config folder • Stratigraphic Units, the Italian 2. Import the ark_cxt.sql into flavor your ark_db database **Disclaimer: SU settings have not yet been updated to v1.1, but continue to watch this space..
  35. 35. Customise ARK : Settings General Settings • Environment • Settings • Page Settings • Field Settings • Validation Settings
  36. 36. Customise ARK : Settings General Settings • Environment server and directory settings • Settings • Page Settings • Field Settings • Validation Settings
  37. 37. Customise ARK : Settings General Settings • Environment server and directory settings • Settings security, defaults, language settings • Page Settings • Field Settings • Validation Settings
  38. 38. Customise ARK : Settings General Settings • Environment server and directory settings • Settings security, defaults, language settings • Page Settings display, navigation, views • Field Settings • Validation Settings
  39. 39. Customise ARK : Settings General Settings • Environment server and directory settings • Settings security, defaults, language settings • Page Settings display, navigation, views • Field Settings all fields • Validation Settings
  40. 40. Customise ARK : Settings General Settings • Environment server and directory settings • Settings security, defaults, language settings • Page Settings display, navigation, views • Field Settings all fields • Validation Settings validation settings for all fields
  41. 41. Customise ARK : Fields Data Classtypes 5. Action - somebody doing something, often combining 1. Text - text strings with a person from the abk 2. Number 6. XMI - a link between two different module items 3. Date 7. Span - matrices, 4. Attribute - control lists, drop comparanda, spanning ranges downs, tick boxes and radio (e.g. date ranges) buttons 8. File - files, media resources
  42. 42. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php (line 169)
  43. 43. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php (line 169)
  44. 44. Customise ARK : Settings field_settings.php mod_abk_settings.php (line 169)
  45. 45. Customise ARK : Settings field_settings.php mod_abk_settings.php (line 169) (line 119)
  46. 46. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A register to add new abk items
  47. 47. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A register to add new abk items
  48. 48. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php field_settings.php A register to add new abk items
  49. 49. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php field_settings.php A register to add new abk items
  50. 50. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php field_settings.php A register to add new abk items
  51. 51. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php field_settings.php A register to add new abk items
  52. 52. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A detailed form for abk items
  53. 53. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A detailed form for abk items
  54. 54. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A detailed form for abk items column subforms fields
  55. 55. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A record view for abk items
  56. 56. Customise ARK : Settings mod_abk_settings.php A record view for abk items column subform fields subforms columns
  57. 57. Customise ARK : Admin Advanced.. 1. Add new fields to field_settings and new aliases via alias admin 2. Use the wiki to add example subforms to a module 3. Import legacy data.. 4. Setup mapping..
  58. 58. Customise ARK : Resources Get involved! • Wiki: ark.lparchaeology.com/wiki • Google Group(s): ARK Users: groups.google.com/group/arkusers ARK Developers: groups.google.com/group/arkdev • Or just get in touch: j.ogden@lparchaeology.com

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