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The application starts with the login form (Image 1). This way access to the offered services and content is granted to anyone with authorised rights.. The system administrator can grant full or limited access to users. Full rights access is granted to system administrators. Full content editing rights are granted to users, such as the registrars, to insert, view, delete monument data and field types, perform searches in the database and print content from its records. Limited rights allow users, such as visiting scholars, students etc. to only view, search and print a specified subset of the available monument data.

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The standard user, will be able to choose between (at least) Greek, Bulgarian and English as the Recording tool’s language (Image 2). The corresponding three flags will be at all times available at the top of the pages. The user can change it back at any time and continue the documentation process in the desired language. Users of enhanced access rights, when logged in, can have simultaneous access to multiple language content, with all the fields and the field lists to be completed will be available in all three languages one next to the other.

The main screen provides the following basic menu choices (Image 2): 1) Monuments and Objects, 2) Digital Resources, 3) Field lists. Moreover, there are some secondary choices: Log off, Map, Site Map, Help and About Button.

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Whenever the user rolls the cursor over one menu choice, information on the details of this choice is displayed (Images 3-5).

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1) The menu choice “Monuments and Objects” corresponds to the main database entities. The user can choose between inserting a new monument/object, viewing a list of all the recorded so far items, browsing the three basic categories - Objects (Movable monuments), Documents (Movable monuments) and Immovable monuments (Buildings, structures) - or performing database searches (Image 6).

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When inserting a new monument, the user has to enter in the Basic Documentation field whether it is an Object, a Document or an Immovable Document (Image 7). This choice determines the data fields that will be available for each monument category. All the available fields for all the categories are described in the “User Requirements-Annexes” deliverable.

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When viewing the entire list of the monuments (Image 8), the user can sort them according to their name, record ID, record type, type of monument or location. Moreover, the user can delete or print the record’s content .

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When browsing, the basic monument categories can be divided into subcategories to make navigation easier (see Flow Chart in paragraph 6). By selecting the “Objects”, the user can either view all such monuments or browse through these subcategories: Painting Sculpture Minor artsPottery. By selecting the “Immovable monuments”, the user can either view all such monuments or browse through these subcategories: Painting – Sculpture – Pottery – Architecture. Only the “Documents” category is not divided further, since it is already a subdivision of “Objects-Movable monuments” Category. The user, while viewing the entire list of a certain monuments type or an individual one, can also choose to Delete or Print any of them. (The monument types, derived from the Literature review and the Questionnaire analysis, are described in the “User Requirements” deliverable ).

When searching the database, this procedure can be either Simple or Advanced. The Simple Search refers to searching of any kind of term within all the available data, while the Advanced Search refers to the search of a term within the individual entities of the system and the various fields.

2) The menu choice “Digital resources” corresponds to the multimedia repository for each of the monuments documented in the database. There the user can choose between inserting a new digital resource, viewing a list of all the recorded so far multimedia, browsing the six basic categories – Images, Texts, Videos, Sound, Plans & Maps, 3D Models - or searching the entire database (Image 9). The registrars will be able to add new digital resources for the specified digital resources types.

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When inserting a new digital resource, the user has to enter various data fields and make selections from field lists. All the available data fields are described in the “User Requirements-Annexes” deliverable.

When viewing the entire list of the digital resources (Image 10), the user can sort them according to their Type and Title. Moreover, the user can choose to delete or print any records.

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When browsing, the basic digital resource categories can be divided into subcategories for making the browsing easier. Thus, by selecting the “Images”, the user can either view all images or browse through these subcategories: Negatives – Slides – Digital Image – Photographic Print; when selecting “Text”, the available choices are: Text – Digital writing; when selecting “Videos”: Digital video – Videotape; when selecting “Sound”: Audiotape – Digital audio; when selecting “Plans & Maps”: Plan – Computer-assisted plan – Map – Digital Map. The user, while viewing the entire list of a certain digital resource type or an individual one, can also Delete or Print any of the records.

3) The menu choice “Field lists” consists of various sections, all available in the “User Requirements-Annexes” deliverable (Image 11). It also comprises the entities “People” and “Institutions”. All the nested section units (i.e. Monument Classification, Origin/Location etc.) can expand, to give the user a view of all the available field lists titles. 

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When browsing a specific field list, the user can choose between inserting a new field in this list, editing or deleting an older one or viewing and printing all the recorded so far field lists (Image 12).

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The secondary menu choices consists of the following: “Log off”, “Map”, “Site Map”, “Help” and “About” button. These choices are always available at the top of the page and provide basic information about the recording application, its creation and use. The “Map” feature presents the monuments and objects recorded in the content management system, showing their geographic location and displaying them in Google Maps (Image 13). This feature is included in the map-based navigation.

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