8_Introduction to the EAMENA Database (ترجمة باللغة العربية)

8_Introduction to the EAMENA Database (ترجمة باللغة العربية)


We’re going to provide a very short introduction to how to use the EAMENA database as a logged in user To find data for specific sites that you’re looking for. So this is the homepage of the EAMENA database at the above URL Now I am currently logged in as myself. Hello, I am Michael Fradley. oBut if you were n’t logged in, there would be a ‘login’ option here that you would click on, and to log out click on ‘logout’ here And hopefully, as long as you are a registered user, you will have your login details ready You can also change the language of the database from English (which it is set to currently) To Arabic The database has not yet been fully translated into Arabic. A large majority of the terms particularly the drop down terminology is changed (translated). To Click back to English Select English and click ‘Change’ again Now along the top of the screen we have a number of options: ‘HOME’, which will bring you back to this screen, the’ home page’ There is a textual and map search option (‘SEARCH’) There is a MAP VIEW and a RESOURCE MANAGER, which is where you need to click in order to create new records, but in this tutorial we will just be talking about finding existing data. There is also the ‘RDM’ which is about the management of the database which is not of concern as part of this tutorial So if we go first to the MAP VIEW this will take us to a… satellite-mapped overview of the region and because of the amount of data in the database, it will take a moment to load these purple groups of records or ‘information resources’ And the yellow records are the actual Heritage ResourceE27s (which we use to record information about archaeological sites and monuments) They are grouped in large numbers at the moment, but as we zoom in… …and we scroll back across… they start to break down into smaller numbers until eventually ending as these small individual pins (which indicate the location of a single site or monument) If we click on one, it gives us the basic details of the site and the EAMENA name and number You can either choose to view report like so…, (which will open in a new tab ) and again, this will give you the basics details of the site You can also click down in this lower level for any related resources attached this record. Of which there are currently none To get full editorial right to this record, either click ‘Edit’ in the top, right Or else, if we return back to our last page, you can click straight through to edit at this stage, so That is one way of finding a record if you know where it is exactly on a map We see they start to bunch up again at different sites (as one zooms out) We can also choose to add in either ‘place name’ information as long as it is held within the glossary, or Latitude and Longitutde details here, to take you to a specific location I should also mention at this stage that we can also use the base map options to change the bace map and we can turn off particular overlays Now another way of finding specific sites, or to search particular types of sites, is via the ‘search’ option which takes you to a textual search. Here we can do a search based on particular terms, and also in some cases, if the resource has a resource name, you might be able to find particular resources, for instance, ‘Cyrene’ which comes up a lot in these tutorials So we have both cyrene e as a name, but also the different, designated components of Cyrene Another way we can look is via particular search terms, for instance, we can search for ‘Tunisia’ both just as a Either click ‘return’ now for just the textual search on Tunisia, for all records that are registered as being in part of the modern country territory of Tunisia, of which there are only 360 records currently in the database (at the time of recording) If we go to a country for which we have more data in the database, for instance, Yemen We can add additional search terms to this to break down because we currently – once the data is loaded – We will see that there are over 37,000 records in the database (for Yemen) Sometimes the database can work quite slowly… particular when you are working with a large amount of data (so give the results time to load) and on top of this we can add another search term for instance of those 37,000 sites which are considered destroyed, of which are 25 We can choose – by clicking this icon on the right – to see them displayed on a map and then just as with the map view before, we can click on particular site It gives us the basic information. I could choose to view the report. In this case we cannot go straight into the ‘Edit’ Page. We have to choose ‘view report’ and then we can choose to edit it if necessary Then close both those two tabs And you can add a number of additional terms to find the specific site you need to find You can also use the various codes that we use So For instance, this grid currently only has one site in it Or you can add in the whole code name if You have it available So there are a number of different ways of finding your records And reaching the ‘Edit’ stage as part of the EAMENA database

Danny Hutson

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