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Organisation of the Library

Usage concepts - Readers and Editors

This library is a restricted Wiki system, which means that not everyone is permitted to do everything. Here is the table of access possibilities:

  • 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.
  • Registered reader: As soon as you register and subsequently log in using your username and password, you are a registered reader. (Read how to become a registered reader further down on this page!) You still can not change the contents of the basic pages, but you can…
    • Maintain your own “home page” within the library - notice the “My Talk” link appearing in the right upper corner,
    • Take part in existing discussions - notice the “discussion” tab.
  • Editor: Editors are keeping the basic library pages up to date. Ideally, an editor takes care of a group of author pages. Not all Library pages are editable by editors. (Read how to become an editor further down on this page!) There is also a possibility of being invited to become an editor.
  • Supereditor: A supereditor has full control over creation, editing and destruction of almost all Library pages (article, discussion, my talk and sidebar page types). One becomes a supereditor by invitation only.
  • Administrator: Administrator has full control over all technological and informational aspects of the Library. One becomes an administrator by invitation only.

Becoming a registered reader

Do the following to become a registered reader:

  1. Go to the Login link (the upper right corner of every page);
  2. On the page that opens then, find and click on the Register link;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Remember to logout (using the same Login link found on every page) 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Login under your usual user name. Many pages will now be editable.
  4. When editing pages, please act responsibly and in the best interest of everyone.
  5. Remember to logout (using the same Login link found on every page) before leaving the Library.