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Publishing of Context-Maps

Configuration

Import from a Conzilla collaboration settings file

Before being able to use Conzilla for context-map creation, publication, as well as contribution, some basic settings have to be configured. The easiest way to do this is to import a settings file. If you do not an account on our collaboration server yet, just send an email to the Conzilla team.

To import your personal settings, click the menu "Settings" - "Import collaboration settings", as shown on the following picture:

Select your settings file in the following dialog and click on on "Import":

We are almost done now. Inside the collaboration settings, under the tab "Personal Information" click on the button "Create personal information" to initialize your personal metadata. After you have done this you have the possibility to edit this metadata, as it is shown below:

When you are done with this, you are ready for publishing own maps or contributing to other maps. See the section "Publishing a context-map" further down this page for information on how to do this.

Manual Configuration

Collaboration settings

Before being able to use Conzilla for context-map creation, publication, as well as contribution, some basic settings have to be configured. To do this, open the collaboration settings via the menu "Settings" - "Collaboration...", as shown on the following picture:

Server settings

The first tab is already preconfigured with the Collaborilla server and its port. These settings are necessary for being able to load published maps, for publishing own maps, and for publishing contributions. Unless you are using your own Collaborilla server, you can leave the first tab unchanged. The fields for username and password are not used yet and therefore deactivated. Everbody can access the directory, similar to public Wikis.

Locations

The following tab for configuring publication locations is just necessary if you intend to publish yourself.

Just click on "Add" in order to add a location. The "Publishing URL" is the location where the data of the published maps and contributions is stored at, whereas the "Public Access URL" is the location where exactly this data is read from. These locations might be same, but in most cases they will be different. It is possible to configure multiple locations, there will be a dropdown-list to choose from when publishing.

Personal Information

In the next tab we provide some metadata about ourself, which is reused everytime we publish something. The first step is to create a personal and unique namespace. This might be your personal domain, or you can also use http://conzilla.org/users/firstname.lastname. Just make sure that this namespace is not used yet, as this may cause problems during the collaboration process. The identifiers of all sessions, context-maps and contributions you create yourself will be based on this namespace.

After having entered a namespace, click on the button "Create personal information" to initialize you personal metadata with this namespace. After you have done this have the possibility to edit this metadata, as it is shown below:

If you change the namespace lateron, make sure to create this personal information again by clicking this button. This is necessary to make sure that the right namespace is used.

Publishing a context-map

A context-map can only be published in edit mode. After clicking on the publishing button (greenish-blueish with an arrow pointing to the left) you will be asked to provide some metadata. The metadata is prefilled with information from the context-map, but you can change it for publication. The publication metadata will not be written back to the context-map metadata.

Select a destination where you would like to publish the container files (which contain the RDF data) to. Click on publish. If everthing goes well, the progress window should disappear automatically. In case of errors you will be presented with some messages.

Contributing to an already existing context-map

In order to contribute to an already existing map (which has been created by somebody else) just switch to edit mode. You will then be prompted in which session you would like to edit the map.

Publishing a contribution

Publishing a contribution works basically like publishing a context-map. See therefore the section before.