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Resource Management

Resource Management

Kurzinformation

Within a resource you have the option of files e.g. to store and organize for an experiment, simulation or analysis. You can and even have to describe some of these files with metadata.


Detailinformation

After creating a new resource, you end up in the resource view. This is still empty and offers the file upload as the only usable functionality.

File Manager

File Manager

Upload a File

File Upload Button

Use the button marked in red to open a file explorer window in which you can select the files to be uploaded.

After selecting the files, you must enter the metadata for the file in the file context menu on the right-hand side and only then can you initiate the file upload by clicking on the "UPLOAD" button.

The Metadata Manager

General

Metadata Manager

The metadata manager or file context menu is to the right of the file view. It shows us all the context information about a file such as Metadata and allows us to take actions on a file. These actions include:

  • Download
  • Clear
  • Metadata management

Multiple choice

You can select several files at the same time in the file explorer and work on a subset of the selected files in the file context menu. This enables you to perform the actions listed above on one file or on multiple files at the same time.

File Selection

In the illustrated example we have selected the files cat.jpg and cat2.jpg at the same time. In the file context menu on the right-hand side, there is a file list with the selected files in the center at the top. Here, too, we can select files again. With the button "ALL FILES" we select all files. If we only want to select a single file, we have to click on the respective file index. File indices marked blue indicate that the respective file has been selected and actions will be carried out on the file.

Specifying metadata

Metadata is an essential tool when dealing with research data. They serve to ensure that data can be found and traced. For this reason, all files of a resource should be provided with metadata.

In the following, the process for specifying metadata is explained using the example of a simple metadata schema.

ENGMETA Schema (1)ENGMETA Schema (2)

ENGMETA Schema (3)ENGMETA Schema (4)

The metadata schema used is the ENGMETA schema. EngMeta is a metadata scheme for describing engineering research data.

We are now about to upload the file "cat2.jpg" as an example. The metadata schema gives us some mandatory fields marked with a red asterisk, without which we cannot upload the file. Fields that are not marked with a red asterisk are not mandatory and therefore do not have to be filled in for a successful upload. However, depending on the file and application, it often makes sense to also describe these fields correctly.

Changing metadata

If a file already exists within the resource, you can update the metadata of the file at any time and as often as you like. To do this, select the file in the file explorer. On the right side you can now edit the metadata in the file context menu already known from the previous step and finally update it.

Deleting files

You can delete one or more files in a resource. To do this, select all files in the file explorer that you want to remove. Now click on the drop-down arrow next to the “Download” button in the file context menu on the right-hand side. The “delete” option becomes visible. Clicking on this option will delete all selected files from the resource.

File Delete Button

Download Files

In the illustrated example we have selected the files cat.jpg and cat2.jpg at the same time. In the file context menu on the right-hand side, there is a file list with the selected files in the center at the top. Here, too, we can select files again. With the button "ALL FILES" we select all files. If we only want to select a single file, we have to click on the respective file index. File indices marked blue indicate that the respective file has been selected and actions are being carried out on the file.

File Download

last changed on 29.01.2021

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