How to use the Archive?

Brief introduction of its use

INTRODUCTION
It is to your own choice how to use the archive.
We advise you to determine before you classify objects, documents, library items and events and how you wish to use them making online exhibitions and projects.
Think of the visitor of your archive while cataloguing, and decide which objects may be public, or need to be kept private.

INTEGRATED MODULES (data sets)
Objects, Events, Documents, Library, Exhibitions and Projects.
 
COLLECTION: OBJECTS
Consider all unique items as 'an object'.
Model, sketch, drawing, painting, monument, site, story, composition, etc.
Since you have the option to make objects public or not, also your less important work can be stored for private reference.
 
NOTE: A photo is archived as an object when made by the photographer as a unique picture.
An object needs a photo added to the metadata to visualise the object, in that case, the photo is a 'visual' -used to illustrate- not an object.
The same applies to Audio Visuals. They are 'Objects' when unique (e.g. movie, installation) or 'visuals' when used to document processes or intangibles.
 
Using the collection as a collector and not as an artist: When uploading objects you can also upload collected items from other makers. The object form makes that choice mandatory. In that case, your role is a collector and not the maker.
 
DOCUMENTS
All type of documents can be stored.
When uploading Objects, or working on a Project, documents can be uploaded and are -in that case- directly connected to the object or project.
All individual and linked documents are stored and to be found in your documents file.
 
EVENTS
166.847 events (as of 1945 to present) are already imported from the Dutch Theater Encyclopedia
Members that activate their account will find all performances in which they have cooperated. The new member can upload own visuals connected to the specific performance. The result ultimately shows collected images of each performance uploaded by the various participants. Members can also add specific comments and vision related to the event.

LIBRARY
The library may be used to inventory your books, magazines, etc.
The choice needs to be made between 'General collection', 'Own editions', 'Professional related literature' and 'Work published' (catalogues with your work published).
 
EXHIBITIONS
They are structured as a 'Tree':
1.Main subject or theme.
            2. Chapters; chronological, subjects, themes, i.a.
                        3. Connected objects from your collection database.

NOTE: you need to have collection objects uploaded before you can make an exhibition. Scenografen.nl offers a standard template for your exhibition. You may also design your own front interface while using the data from your private account.

PROJECTS
You can start a project as a private project or as a shared production platform for you and your selected colleagues.
The 'production' platform offers task lists, agenda, concept text lists, blogs and storage of related media.
'Production' can also be read as a 'platform for discourse and/or reflection'.
The 'type' or 'use' of the Project platform is defined by your own choice. By initiating a project you are automatically the Moderator of the project.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
If working in the theatre environment, your data may be imported and already stored in the scenografen.nl database. In that case, all the performances in which you have participated are already linked to your account. 
 
PLEASE NOTE
We welcome critical comments and proposals for improvements from its users. Provided they are generic in nature, proposals are implemented in the application. Please use the 'issue' button, to be found in the main menu after login.
You will also find detailed manuals on our opening page after login.

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