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A step-by-step tutorial Created by Henry Liu Auckland Libraries Make a start. Chinese Digital Community
What is it? An online community created by the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) and Auckland Libraries. Web address:
What is it for? To preserve the heritage of New Zealand’s Chinese community To provide future generations with an online archive about the Chinese who lived and contributed to the development of New Zealand To share Chinese culture
Chinese Digital Community Who is it for? Those who wish to provide, share and store information on the website that is related to New Zealand’s Chinese heritage. What can you do? Join for free Contribute in the form of a –Topic (e.g. text article, personal story) –Document (e.g. pdf) –Link –Audio –Video –Image Discuss (i.e. add comments) Create groups (it’s possible to set group information for members only so it’s not viewable by the public)
Chinese Digital Community How to use the website? Basic use – browse as a non-registered user. Advanced use – contribute as a registered user.
Basic use Browse as a non-registered user
In your web browser, type in y.org.nz. You will be taken to the Chinese Digital Community website. See Featured, Tags… y.org.nz
See also Latest 5 topics and license settings on the homepage
Browse featured items on the homepage
Just click on any of the six ‘Featured’ boxes to see/read more.
You’ll see the item plus any related links and images
Browse by tags
Tags are labels given to articles, images, videos, etc. Try clicking on the “Harry Fong” tag
You’ll see a list of all topics (i.e. articles) tagged with “Harry Fong”
Browse by category
Click on “Browse”
Here are the categories. Click on a category you wish to browse, e.g. Sport & Recreation
Click on the title for more details
If you want to look at photos, just click on the thumbnails
The default size is medium. But you can also check out the small, large and original options.
Search the website
Otago You can search the website by typing a keyword or phrase in the search box. Try typing “Otago” then click “Go” or press Enter on your keyboard.
You’ll see a list of results related to Otago. Scroll down to see rest of page.
Click on the title to read the full story
Here’s the full story plus related links and images
Summary of basic use Browse featured items Browse by tags Browse by category Search the website
Advanced use Register for free
Click on ‘Register’ to sign up
Fill out the form, scroll down to continue
Choose a preferred license. You can read more about each license by clicking on ‘View license’. Selecting the default setting means people are allowed to download, alter and distribute your stuff as long as they credit you and use the same license as yours. Type in the security code. Tick this box to agree to the terms and conditions. Click on Sign up.
Now you’ve signed up successfully, your name will be displayed here.
Add items and edit
To contribute a photo etc, click on “Add Item.”
Click on drop-down arrow, then highlight what you’d like to add, e.g. image.
Select a privacy setting. Type in the title of your image. Scroll down the page.
Write a brief description of the image. Select the privacy setting for your image. Scroll down the page.
Add tag(s) separated by commas. Upload image. Click on category dropdown, select a category, e.g. Social Life & Customs.
Click on drop down arrow, select sub- category e.g. Events & Festivals
Scroll down the page.
The default setting for location is “on” and “Auckland”. But you can drag the red balloon to another location on the map or switch this function off by ticking this box.
Select a preferred license setting. The default setting means people can download, change and distribute your stuff but they’ll have to credit you and use the same license as yours. Now click on Create.
Here is the image you’ve just uploaded. Uh-oh, typo! Word should be spelt “launched”. Click on ‘Edit’ to make changes.
Scroll down the page. You’re now in editing mode.
Make your change.
Click on ‘Update’ once you’ve finished editing.
Typo has been corrected. Wow, you’re also allowed to edit other people’s stuff – as long as you sign in first.
Group Created by people with common/similar backgrounds or interests.
Click on ‘Groups’ to join a group
Click on “Request membership” – or “Join” a public group.
You’ll be ed once your application has been approved – or no approval is required if you’re joining a public group; membership is instant.
To create your own group, click on ‘Add Group’
Then select one of two group profiles
1) Give your group a name, e.g. ‘Chinese Librarians’ 2) Select one of three options to set who can add, edit items, e.g. only group members 3) Scroll down
1) Select one of four options to set joining policy, e.g. Request Membership. 2) Click on “Create” to create your group.
Discuss or comment
Say you’d like to say something about an image you’ve found. Click on “Discuss” to add your comments.
1) Give your comments a title 2) Write your comments here 3) Add tags 4) Scroll down to see rest of page
Set categories, location (or “don’t record a location”), then make sure you ‘Save’
Comments were added successfully!
Summary of advanced use Sign up Contribute: * Add items (topic, image, document, audio, video, link) * Edit (correct or modify your and others’ contribution) * Discuss/comment Group: * Join and create
Some useful links Help About
Thank You Comments and suggestions welcome: January 2011