This page gives a short overview of the features in the Manuscript Desk. This overview assumes that you are logged in, and have privileges to access all the features in the Manuscript Desk.
Manuscript pages can contain any content, from any author, as long as the image format is either .jpg or .jpeg. Manuscript pages can also be added to a collection. A collection is simply a way for the user to specify that different manuscript pages belong together, because the pages are, for example, part of the same book.
New manuscript pages can be created in Special:NewManuscript.
Once you have uploaded your first manuscript page, you have the ability to edit its content. When you click on the 'Edit' button, you will see the TEI-editor, in which you can add TEI-tags to your page by clicking the corresponding tag buttons. If the tag you want is not available in one of the buttons, you can still use the tag by typing it manually.
When saving the page, you can choose to view a preview, to show the changes to the current page, and to choose to watch the page. Watching the page is a way in which you can keep track of the changes made to the current page. You can always see the changes made to pages that you are currently watching in your watchlist. For additional documentation on this feature, see the mediawiki documentation.
Collections are a way in which multiple manuscript pages can be tied together. A collection can be specified when creating a new manuscript page. The collection name is visible underneath the manuscript page name.
Once you have created a collection, you can view its collection page by navigation to it using your user page. This page shows every page created for the collection, its creation date, and the current metadata of the collection. This page can also be used to change the titles of manuscript pages in the collection, to edit the metadata, or to add more manuscript pages to the collection. This information is only visible to the owner (the creator) of the collection.
If you are the owner (the creator) of the collection, you also have the ability to edit the collection metadata, which can be viewed on the bottom of every page belonging to that collection. You can do this by either clicking on the 'Edit Collection Metadata' link on the manuscript page, or by navigating to the collection page using your user page.
If you have more than 2 pages in your collection, these pages will be ordered alphabetically, and on each of the manuscript pages belonging to the collection, a button will appear to navigate to the previous/or next page of the collection. If the ordering is not right, you have the ability to change the title of one or more of the manuscript pages in the collection by navigating to the collection page using your user page.
If the metadata you want to add is specific for a single page, you can add this metadata by, for example, writing the following block in the bottom of the transcription of the manuscript page:
Replace the words with actual tags. If succesfull, you will see additional entries above your collection metadata table after saving the transcription.