The demonstration application includes four archives based around a fictitious National Golf Association. The main archival division is reserved for use in maintaining classification systems and
other shared information. One subordinate division is used to document the National Golf Archives, and two other divisions (Midvale and Canterbury) are used to maintain the archives of affiliated clubs.
The information presented to you is determined by the account you log on to. See "Log on Accounts" below.
Log on Accounts
The demonstration system has been set up with four log on accounts, each with different levels of privilege. You may log on to any account.
No passwords have been assigned, so leave the password text box blank.
- "owner" owns the entire database and therefore has full access to all archives and to all data mangement functions.
- "HenryT" is associated with the main division (National Golf Association) and has administrator privileges. This account can see and amend all information associated with the National Golf Association (but not with any of the other archives).
- "MagaretB" is an archivist with the Canterbury Golf Club, and can see all of Canterbury\'s archives, as well as the shared information in the main division. Because this account does not have administrator rights, it cannot maintain user accounts.
- "SandraK" is an archivist with Midvale Golf Club and has similar privileges to MargaretB, in the Midvale Golf Club context.
If you are an Archive Manager user, you will be familiar with most of the concepts included in Archive Server, so you may find that logging on as owner
offers an easy way to gain a quick overview of the system. On the other hand, if you have never used Archive Manager, you may find the owner's view a bit overwhelming,
so you may prefer to start with one of the archivist accounts, as these offer a more typical operational view.
There are many other combinations of context and privilege available. To experminent with these, log on as owner and create some accounts of your own.
On-line help is available on all screens via a help button (and from the help menu). The help display is context sensitive, so you will be presented with
a relevant topic when you click a help button. In addition, the help system is designed to be browsed for information, so you may like to spend time using the contents tree on the left of the help window to do some background reading.
In particular, you may find it worthwhile to scan the section titled "Archival Concepts".
The evaluation system is a fully featured, version of Archive Server. However, some features have been disabled to
avoid the possibility of users changing configuration options that would lock other users out. These are:
- Deletion of any of the four standard demonstration system divisions is prohibited;
- Changing the name of standard demonstration system divisions is prohibited; and
- The standard user accounts may not have their name, password, associated division or privilege level changed.