Personal space user guide

 

When you are browsing on the site, log onto your personal space.

Here you can:
-  View your browsing history;
-  Register your favourite resources;
-  Create thematic dossiers and personalised circuits;
-  Contribute to enriching resources by adding keywords and open comments.  
When you see the pencil icon, you are free to contribute!
Your contribution will add to and enrich the description of the Centre Pompidou resources, notably through the aid of keywords.
To become a contributor, log onto your personal space, and in the "My information" tab, tick the box "I want to contribute to enriching the resources". 

My personal space

 

How do I create a personal space?

On any page of the site, open the "personal space" tab and click on "Create an account".
Fill in all the compulsory fields in the form (indicated by *) and the reCaptcha (verification system), then click on "OK".
You will shortly receive an email from the Centre Pompidou to say that your account has been activated.

How do I change my personal information?

On any page of the site, open the "personal space" tab, and identify yourself by filling in your email and password. Mouse over your pseudo (or full name), and click on "My account".

You can:
- Change your password, using the "My account" form
- Add to or change personal information(for example, your pseudo, your address or your website address) using the "My personal information" form   
- Add to or delete a subscription to a group or choose the frequency of alerts, using the "My centres of interest" form. 

How do I log onto my account?

On any page of the site, open the "personal space" tab, and identify yourself by filling in your email and password. Mouse over your pseudo (or full name), and click on "log on".
Tick the box "stay logged on" to prevent your session from expiring if there is prolonged inaction on the site. 

How do I log off?

On any page of the site, open the "personal space" tab, and identify yourself by filling in your email and password. Mouse over your pseudo (or full name) with your mouse, and click on "log off".

How do I delete my account?

On any page of the site, open the "personal space" tab, and identify yourself by filling in your email and password. Mouse over your pseudo (or full name), and click on "My account".
In the "My personal information" form, click on "delete account" and confirm the request.
You will shortly receive an email from the Centre Pompidou to say that your account has been deleted.

NB: the deletion of an account is immediate and final.

Areas of interest and alerts

 

Why choose areas of interest?

If you select areas of interest, you can then take part in the Centre Pompidou's community life, and keep up with the activities of web users collaborating on the indexation of resources.
In the near future, this will enable the Centre Pompidou to send you contents targeted on your areas of interest.

How can I choose/alter the frequency of the alerts I receive?

On any page of the site, log onto your account; mouse over your username (or full name), and click "My Account".   
In the "Areas of interest" form, click a theme or topical issue, and tick one of the following:
- "never": you will never receive an email alert;
- "every day": you will receive a list of the contributions made to the resources concerning this area of interest every morning;
- "once a week": you will receive  a list of the contributions made to the resources concerning this area of interest every Monday morning.

Favourites, circuits, shared resources and history

 

How can I create favourites and circuits?

When you browse the resource centre, save the resources that interest you in your favourites by clicking on the star icon.

By default, your resources are saved in a folder called "New circuit".
You can save a resource in a new folder by modifying the "new circuit" field, then clicking on the arrow.   
You can also manage your circuits afterwards in your personal space:
- Moving a resource from one folder to another:
Use the "gratte-gratte" icon: hold down the click on a resource, and drag it from one folder to another;
- Renaming the title of a resource or folder:
Using the pencil icon, change the title of the resource, and click "Change title";
- Deleting a resource from a folder:
Using the pencil icon, click "delete this favourite".
-  Moving a resource from your history to your favourites.
Tick the resource(s) you want to keep, and click the "add to favourites" button.  (Please note: in this case, the resources are saved in a folder marked with the date when the move was made).

How do I share my resources with other people?

- On the social networks:
When you are browsing in the resource centre, click the "share" icon, select the social network of your choice (Facebook or Twitter), and follow the instructions.
- By email:
When you are browsing in the resource centre, click the "share" icon, select "by email",  and follow the instructions.
- Via a permalink:
When you are browsing in the resource centre, select "permalink"; copy the address and save it in your personal documents.

What is a permalink for?
If you want to save a link to a resource, it is best to use your permalink: this is an address guaranteed to last by the Centre Pompidou, to avoid landing on an error page (e.g. error 404: page not found).

How can I find all the pages I have viewed?

When you are browsing the site, each page viewed is saved, as is each search carried out through the search engine.
To find your search history again, click the "History" tab, then select the date of your visit.

You can save all or part of your browsing history in your favourites:
Tick the resource(s) you want to keep, and click the "Add to favourites" button.
(NB: in this case, the resources are saved in the folder marked with the date on which the move was made.)

You can delete all or part of your browsing history:
Tick the resource(s) you want to delete and click the "Delete" button.

You can also delete your entire browsing history at a given date, in which case the complete folder will be removed from the list:
Click "delete entire history".

To ensure that your browsing history saves all the pages viewed and all your searches, click "stay logged on" when you log onto your personal space.

My contributions

 

Open contributions

Why make an open contribution?

Use an "open" contribution to:
- correct or indicate information on a resource;
- suggest a link to another resource or website 

How do I make an open contribution?

When you are browsing the resource centre, click the pencil icon placed below the resource, fill in the field and click "Send".

 

Contributions to keywords

How do I contribute to the indexation of Centre Pompidou resources?

You can contribute to the indexation of resources by:
- suggesting keywords
- adding keywords to the Centre Pompidou thesaurus;
- changing your keywords and those of other web users;
- suggesting the removal of a keyword you consider irrelevant.
You can give reasons for your contribution at any time by adding a comment.

What is a keyword?

This is a term for identifying and qualifying a resource.  
This practice is called indexation.
Consistently indexed resources means that the search engine is supplied with information and becomes more relevant.
The addition of new terms thus helps other web users to find resources more easily. 

There are two types of keyword:
- thematic: qualifying themes and subjects covered in the resource;  
- iconographic: designating elements that are visible in the resource.

How to choose a keyword?

The contribution module enables you to choose from several thousand terms already used on the Centre Pompidou site: these make up the thesaurus.
You can also suggest adding a new keyword if you find no matches in the thesaurus.

A keyword must fulfil several criteria:
- it must be concise: a keyword is not a phrase;
- it must be neutral and not convey a value judgement on the resource;
- it must be consistent with the indexation already carried out; it must not introduce an idea contradicting those already indicated, or repeat a term already present;
For example: do not put "Cubism" on a work already qualified by "Fauvism"

Before suggesting a new keyword, you should ensure that it does not exist already under a similar form for this resource.   
For example, it is not necessary to put "Photographer" if "Photography" is already present.

What are the rules for suggesting a new keyword?

If the keyword does not yet exist in the thesaurus, you can suggest its addition. You can propose any type of term (people's names, common nouns, places, etc.). However, the form of the term is important, in order to keep the indexation consistent.

Form:
- Always put a capital letter at the beginning of the term, and with proper nouns.  
- The term is preferable in its singular form
For example, "Bird", rather than "Birds", even if several birds are represented.
- Do not use any adjectives, verbs or feminine forms, apart from notable exceptions.
For example: New technologies
- People's names should be indicated in the form "First Name Surname"
For example: Henri Matisse

Substance:
- Be very specific with an idea: if it is too general, the resource could go unnoticed in a mass of information.
For example, use "Multimedia installation" rather than "Installation", or "Experimental film" rather than "Film"
- Additional detail will be useful for disambiguating a term:
For example: Luxembourg (country) and Luxembourg (town)
- or to indicate a context:
For example: France (history) or France (culture)

You can then classify your keyword in the thesaurus according to different categories: common noun, person, artistic movement, etc.  
You also have the option of proposing a keyword in English or in Spanish. You should follow the same rules of indexation as for keywords in French, and indicate the language.

To see the detailed rules of indexation, view the indexation charter.

How to become a contributor?

On any page of the site, open the "personal space" tab, identify yourself by filling in your email and password.
Mouse over your pseudo (or full name), and click "My account".
In the "My personal information" form, tick the box "I wish to contribute" and click OK.
You will shortly receive an email from the Centre Pompidou to say that you have been accredited as a contributor.

What does a contributor do?

All visitors can create their own personal space, save resources in their favourites, create their own circuits in the resource centre and call up their browsing history.  
In becoming contributors, they can also add keywords, propose changes to other web users' contributions, and make open contributions to resources. 

There are other types of contributors, mainly professionals and coordinators in the community, who can also validate web users' contributions.

NB: The Centre Pompidou reserves the right to suspend the rights of a contributor at any time for an unspecified period. This person's contributions will remain saved, but will no longer be visible on the site.

How are my contributions displayed?

- If you have added a keyword already present in the thesaurus, it will be automatically displayed on the site once the page has been updated;
- If you have proposed a new keyword, it will only be displayed on the site when it has been validated by a thesaurus administrator.

How are my keywords added to the thesaurus?

All additions to the thesaurus are checked and validated by the thesaurus administrators.   

- If the keyword proposed complies with the indexation charter, it will be incorporated as is;
- If the keyword proposed does not comply with the charter in terms of its form, it will be corrected before being added to the thesaurus, and will be displayed on the site in its corrected form;
- If the keyword proposed already exists in the thesaurus in a preferential form, it will be published on the site in this latter form.  

NB: The Centre Pompidou reserves the right to prohibit the addition of an inappropriate or controversial keyword.

View the detailed indexation charter
View the thesaurus

Who can change/delete my contributions?

- All additions of or changes to a keyword and all proposals for a new word or a deletion are checked and validated by the Centre Pompidou's professionals and administrators. Contributions may be validated or rejected according to their degree of relevance.  
- If you have suggested deleting a keyword submitted by another contributor, it will remain displayed on the site until a professional or an administrator has validated its deletion.

NB: The Centre Pompidou reserves the right to suspend contributions on a particular resource at any time for an unspecified period. 

What happens to my contributions?

Your contributions are published under the Creative Commons Attribution licence (for further information, go to the site http://creativecommons.fr/licences/).

In all cases, the keyword history preserves traces of all contributions and all the exchanges they generate.
All your contributions and exchanges are also saved in your Contributions space.
If your contribution is approved by a professional or an administrator, you can launch a request for help with this keyword in the search engine, and find your resource 24 to 48 hours after it is added.

Contact

For any questions or further information on the use of your personal account or the collaborative indexation module, please send a message to the administrators.