Auto Create Content

First of all, in order to create content in this catalog you must apply for an account. This can be done by contacting: clf-support [AT] cit-ec DOT uni-bielefeld DOT de. Secondly, there are content types in this catalog that are created automatically — based on CITK recipes and the CITK related Continuous Integration servers — and which cannot be edited manually in order to ensure common quality measures. These are:

However, Experiments for instance can be edited manually after the sync process since additional information is required, that in this case, is highly diverse an cannot be entirely derived from the recipes and build job information. In order to automatically create/update one of the above catalog entries you will need to trigger a system synchronization process as described here (click image):

Manually Create Content

Any other content in the this catalog can be added by selecting one of the provided content types in the Actions ⇒ Add * menu above.

Usually, the edit masks for available content types are self-explanatory. In order to foster re-use and to minimize manual labor the following content types may import their data from existing sources. These are:

Publications may be pulled from the Bielefeld University Library [PUB]. Manual creation of publication entries is, of course, also possible. Data sets are always imported from a XML-based template. This template ensures data integrity and can be found in the listed files of this page. CITEC provides an open data server that may host your data set. However, if you host your data set somewhere else you just need to provide an XML description alongside and reference it when creating a new data set entry.

Link Content

Content in this catalog is, for the most part, automatically linked on creation time. Additionally, you may link content manually, e.g., where semantic relationships cannot (yet) be derived by a machine. For instance, you may link multiple publications to a system version. This can be done by editing the according publication and select the Linked System Version dialog. This dialog is an auto-complete text box. As soon as you start typing it will suggest an available system version. This mechanism is available for all link-able entities.

Vice versa, referenced entries feature a referrer field. In order to provide you with an overview, please visit the "What links Where" page.