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-====== ​Introduction and site map ======+====== ​Organisation of the Library ​======
  
-  * [[:​introduction:​start|Introduction and site map]] (this page) contains the Library structure description,​ the ways in which you can [[help|contribute]],​ a [[:​introduction:​history|library history]], an [[:​introduction:​impressum|impressum]] and a [[:​introduction:​guestbook|guest book and discussion board]]. 
-  * [[:​collections:​start|Collections]] contains links to sites that store on-line accessible literature texts. 
-  * [[:​authors:​start|Authors]] is the main author index of this library. Here you can look for links to texts by a specific author. 
-  * [[:​magazines:​start|Magazines]] contains links to sites that present Balkan periodica which have literature in their scope. 
-  * [[:​knowledgebase:​start|Knowledge base]] contains information on South Slavic characters, information about some useful software tools, etc... 
-  * [[:​wiki:​dokuwiki|Wiki - about DokuWiki]] contains information on the technology behind this library and explanation of how to use it. 
  
 +===== Usage concepts - Readers and Editors =====
  
-===== Useful buttons =====+This library is a **restricted Wiki system**, which means that not everyone is permitted to do everything. Here are the **access possibilities**:​
  
-  * **//Page specific buttons//** on the left (upper and lowerside+  * **Anonymous reader:** As long as you do not create your username and password through a registration process, you are an anonymous reader. As such, you may only browse the Library pages, but can not make any changes to them. You can, however: 
-    * **''​Show ​page source''​** (or **''​Edit this page''​**) to view (or edit) the page source +    * Participate in discussions on discussion and user talk pages. 
-    * **''​Old revisions''​** - to view the page revision history and particular older versions +  * **Registered reader:** After you register and subsequently log in using your username and password, you are a registered reader. (//See below how to become a registered reader.//) You are still not able to change ​the contents of the most of the pages, but you can additionally ​(if you wish): 
-  * **//General buttons//** on the right upper side: +    * Create/edit __your "​talk ​page"__, so that others can communicate with you by leaving you messages there (note the **"​mytalk"​** link in the right upper corner). 
-    ​* **''​Recent changes''​** - to view the list of pages that have recently changed +    * Edit __your own "​user ​page"__ (after it has been created by administrator) for informing the others about yourself (note the **"<​yournick>"​** link in the right upper corner)
-    ​* **''​Search''​** - to word-search ​the whole library +  * **Editor:** Editors are keeping the Library alive. Ideally, an editor is a person interested in keeping a group of pages up to date. Editors can change most of the pages. ​(//See below how to become an editor.// Some users become promoted to an editor without even knowing it.) 
-  * **//More general buttons//** on the right lower side+  * **Supereditor:​** A supereditor has a full control over most of the pages. 
-    * **''​Login''​** - there you can register yourself (needed if you want to be more than just a reader here) +  * **Administrator:​** Administrator has a full control over all aspects of the Library. 
-    * **''​Index''​** - to browse through a hierarchical site map of the library.+ 
 + 
 +===== Becoming a registered reader ===== 
 + 
 +Do the following to become a registered reader: 
 + 
 +  ​Go to the __**Login link**__ (the upper right corner of every page); 
 +  ​- On the page that opens then, find and click on the __**Register link**__; 
 +  - In this way you come to the page //"​Register as new user"//. There you should enter the username which suits you the best, your full given and family names and finally (third input field) your valid e-mail. Click on the __**Register button**__; 
 +  ​In the following minutes an automatically generated password will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided. After receiving it, use the __**Login link**__ once more and enter your user name and password on the login page. Click the __**Login button**__ there; 
 +  ​**Remember ​to logout** before leaving ​the Library. 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Becoming an editor ===== 
 + 
 +It is better to be a registered reader for some time, before becoming an editor. If you have some spare time and feel that you could improve the Library, please ​**do not hesitate** to do the following
 + 
 +  - [[library@borut.eu|Send an e-mail to the administrator]] stating that you would like to edit page contents. Specify what are the pages you have primary interest in editing. Include your user name and any details you deem of some relevance. 
 +  - **Wait until you receive a confirmation e-mail** informing ​you that you have joined the editors group. Please have patience - this is not an automated process. 
 +  ​- ​**Login** under your usual user name. Many pages will now be editable. 
 +  - When editing pages, ​**please act responsibly and in the best interest of everyone**. 
 +  ​**Remember ​to logout** before leaving ​the Library.