Research

arcipedia offers three different strategies for fast and successful research - search according to your knowledge and the desired research results.

Every data set contains pictorial and textual information. Data sets are accessed systematically through collection systematics and semantically through keywords.

Learn more about the different search strategies:

Search by keyword (semantic search)

arcipedia comes with an OpenThesaurus - you alone decide which keywords are important for your archive. All keywords you assign are collected in an alphabetical keyword index and can be searched.

arcipedia offers multiple ways to look up keywords:

  • Enter search terms into the full text search-field (main page, top right corner): this searches through all fields of all data sets.

You als have the possibility to choose from more than the static search terms.

  • "Keyword Index A-Z (Quick Search)" allows you to click on a keyword to find all data sets linked to that entry.
  • "Choose multiple keywords" allows you to add several keywords to your search and link even more criteria to your query.

Example: The term „2000s“ leads to all data sets from that decade.

Click the image on the right to see the example of a keyword index.

<h3>Search by keyword (semantic search)</h3>
<p><em>arcipedia</em> comes with an OpenThesaurus - you alone decide which keywords are important for your archive. All keywords you assign are collected in an alphabetical keyword index and can be searched.</p>
<p><em>arcipedia</em> offers multiple ways to look up keywords:</p>
<ul>
    <li>Enter search terms into the full text search-field (main page, top right corner): this searches through all fields of all data sets.</li>
</ul>
<p>You als have the possibility to choose from more than the static search terms.</p>
<ul>
    <li>&quot;Keyword Index A-Z (Quick Search)&quot; allows you to click on a keyword to find all data sets linked to that entry.</li>
    <li>&quot;Choose multiple keywords&quot; allows you to add several keywords to your search and link even more criteria to your query.</li>
</ul>
<p><em>Example: The term &bdquo;2000s&ldquo; leads to all data sets from that decade.</em></p>
<p>Click the image on the right to see the example of a keyword index.</p>

Search by archive systematics (systematic search)

Archive systematics sort the objects in your archive into different groups. These can also be freely designed to fit your collection. The archive group "photography", for example, shows all photos in the database, the group "flyer" lists all objects with this designation - across the board and without exceptions. Even "oral accounts" like "quotes" can be systematically archived and searched in this way.

The search field "Archive systematics" offers you an overview of all the collection areas of your archive database. Just click on an area to find all data sets linked to it.

Example: The collection area „1.21 postcards“ shows all postcards in the archive.

Click the image on the right to see the example of archive systematics.

<h3>Search by archive systematics (systematic search)</h3>
<p>Archive systematics sort the objects in your archive into different groups. These can also be freely designed to fit your collection. The archive group &quot;photography&quot;, for example, shows all photos in the database, the group &quot;flyer&quot; lists all objects with this designation - across the board and without exceptions. Even &quot;oral accounts&quot; like &quot;quotes&quot; can be systematically archived and searched in this way.</p>
<p>The search field &quot;Archive systematics&quot; offers you an overview of all the collection areas of your archive database. Just click on an area to find all data sets linked to it.</p>
<p><em>Example: The collection area &bdquo;1.21 postcards&ldquo; shows all postcards in the archive.<br />
</em></p>
<p>Click the image on the right to see the example of archive systematics.</p>

Search by filters (quick search)

Quick search (in the column to the left of this text) offers relevant fields. Several fields allow linked search queries - enter information by hand or choose from pull-down menus. Click "Search" to find data sets including all the chosen characteristics. By using "Cose multiple keywords", you can also add keywords from the keyword index and link them to all other filters.

Example: Choosing the collection area "2.1 photography" and the keyword "2000s" leads to all photos from that decade.

Click the image on the right to see all fields of the quick search.

<h3>Search by filters (quick search)</h3>
<p>Quick search (in the column to the left of this text) offers relevant fields. Several fields allow linked search queries - enter information by hand or choose from pull-down menus. Click &quot;Search&quot; to find data sets including all the chosen characteristics. By using &quot;Cose multiple keywords&quot;, you can also add keywords from the keyword index and link them to all other filters.</p>
<p><em>Example: Choosing the collection area &quot;2.1 photography&quot; and the keyword &quot;2000s&quot; leads to all photos from that decade.<br />
</em></p>
<p>Click the image on the right to see all fields of the quick search.</p>