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About CWRC
CWRC is an online research environment that brings together scholarly materials and digital tools.
CWRC Content Models
The organization, creation, and upload of materials relies on content models. These define the parameters of a subcollection, determining if you can add a subcollection and what type of material can be added.
CWRC user roles
CWRC users have different levels of access to their projects. This ranges from non-members who can only view the materials on CWRC to project administrators who have complete control over project materials.
Searching and Browsing
CWRC utilizes a robust search system to make the contents of the site as accessible and explorable as possible.
Menu Bar
The Menu Bar is located at the top of any CWRC page and provides points of navigation into the CWRC site, including (from left to right): CWRC home page, Collaboratory, News, About, Projects, Help icon, Language Settings icon, Notifications icon, and Profile icon.
Viewing Objects
How you view files in CWRC depends on the file itself. XML documents are viewed in the visualization tool CWRC-Writer. Image, audio, video, and document files open within your browser. For more information see Content Models Reference.
Searching CWRC
CWRC provides users with a search and advanced search functions. Searchable items include projects, collection, files and topics of interest.
Report a bug
CWRC is still in development, which means that you may discover some bugs. Follow these steps to report an issue:
Creating a CWRC account
CWRC provides a customizable user experience for members. Members of CWRC can upload, edit, and explore digital texts.
Requesting a project membership
Once you have a CWRC account, you can request to join different participating projects. Project content is available to view if you are not a member, but, depending to the file lock, you may not be able to edit or annotate. Here is how to submit a request:
Accessing PlotIt in CWRC
You can use the visualization tool, PlotIt, in CWRC. This feature works with your bookmark lists to map and date the files that you have bookmarked.
View Project Homepages
Project homepages display the project's description. This can include a link to the entire collection, featured items from the collection, external links to the project's website and/or social media page, list of sponsors, director(s) names, and an About Me page that lists the project's contact information.