A.2. Keys

Keys contain user-defined information that is (a) project-specific, (b) not taken care of in the standardized fields, and (c) meant to be searched. For example:

Project-specific keys

Figure A.2. Project-specific keys

Project-specific keywords for the actor J

To add a key, do the following:

  1. Click on the Add button. A new key will be added.

  2. Specify a Key name. The name has to be a single word (e.g., "MetaDescriptionCreator"). Do not use blank spaces.

  3. Specify a Key value. Multiple words are allowed (e.g., "Student Assistant XY").

To delete a key again, highlight it by clicking on it. Then click Remove.

It is furthermore possible to add (project-specific) controlled vocabularies to a Keys schema, i.e., to have a Keys schema display a pull-down menu containing predefined values (see also Section; and see the IMDI CV-Editor manual for instructions on how to create controlled vocabularies).

To add a controlled vocabulary to a Keys schema, do the following:

Adding a controlled vocabulary to a Keys schema

Figure A.3. Adding a controlled vocabulary to a Keys schema

  1. Click on Add CV

  2. The Vocabs overview window opens and displays all available vocabularies. If the needed vocabulary is not displayed, add it by clicking on Add File … (for a locally-stored vocabulary) or Add URL … (for a vocabulary stored on the Web).

  3. Click on a vocabulary to select it.

  4. Click on OK to add the selected vocabulary to the Keys schema.

  5. A dialog window appears, asking you to choose the type of vocabulary (see also Section 1.5.2):

    • 'vocabulary' (only one value can be entered) vs. 'vocabulary list' (more than one value can be entered);

    • 'closed' (only values from the pull-down menu are accepted) vs. 'open' (alternative values can be added)

  6. Click on OK.

  7. The controlled vocabulary is added to the Keys schema.