Editing item details

Tick this box if you do not want your metadata searchable via PARADISEC, OLAC (further discussed below), or other online search engines. Unless you are still in the process of editing this information, we would suggest you do not hide your metadata.

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To add geographic information as to where each recording is from, you have three options:

1. Set map from country

2. Set map from language

3. Drag bounding box to surround chosen area

Note the automatically generated “cite as” information. This is created from the metadata you add to each item.

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Drop down menus allow you to choose your originating university/institute and further describe your recordings.

Data categories include: histroical reconstruction, historical text, instrumental music, lexicon, moving image, photo, primary text, song, sound.

Discourse types include: drama, formulaic discourse, interactive discourse, language play, narrative, oratory, procedural discourse, report, singing, unintelligble speech.

Editing Archive Information at the item level

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It is likely that most of your recordings will be created in a digital format. If so, tick the “Born digital” box. If your recordings originated from cassette or reel-to-reel (r2r) tapes, do not tick that box, put media information in the “Original media” field. Then, fill in any other relevent fields.

Editing Admin Information at the item level

You, as the collector, are the administrator of your collection and the items held within. In this section of the catalog, you may assign certain rights to selected individuals. Note: Before you can add these individuals, they will need to sign up as PARADISEC users first.

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Item level access conditions

Collection with closed access - Access to all items requires interested parties to follow instructions in the Data Access Narrative field in order to gain access.

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Collection with mixed access - Access to some items requires interested parties to follow instructions in the Data Access Narrative field in order to gain access. Open items can be accessed by agreeing to the PARADISEC Conditions of Access.

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Collection with open access - Access to all items can be granted by agreeing to the PARADISEC Conditions of Access.

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Inheriting details from Collection to populate Item metadata fields

If an item shares information with your overall collection (such as same country, language, operator, access conditions, and region/village), you can automatically populate these fields by pressing “Inherit Details from Collection”.

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Once you fill in all the item metadata, click on the Save Item button, and the new item will be listed in your collection.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University

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