How to use this guide
This is a complete list of metadata fields for texts in Mandala.
You can use these tables to guide your data entry. We've listed fields in the order they appear in the editor. Each section in the editor has its own table.
For certain fields, you have a restricted list of options called controlled vocabularies. We've listed the controlled vocabularies for those fields at the bottom of the page.
|Content||The content of your text or text section. You can learn more at Add Sections to Texts.|
|Language||The language of the content. If the text is a translation, you can record the original language in the Catalog Data section.||controlled vocabulary|
|Subject||A subject associated with the text or text section. This field uses Knowledge Maps.|
|Place||A place associated with the text or text section. This field uses Knowledge Maps.||kmap|
|Description||A description or summary of the text's content.|
|Author||The author(s) of the text.||short text|
|Editor||The editor of the text.||short text|
|Translator||The translator of the text.||short text|
|Original language||The language in which the text was originally written (if the text is a translation). You can include the language of the current version in the Content section.||long text|
|Date||The date of publication. This defaults to the current date. If you want to modify the date, use the format YY-MM-DD.||short text|
|Publication year||The publication year of the current edition of the text.||short text|
|Original publication year||The publication year of the first edition of the text, if the text is a later edition.||short text|
|Rights||A description of the rights that apply to this text.|
|Rights (CC)||The creative commons license that applies to the text. You can learn more about each license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/||controlled vocabulary|
|Collection||The Mandala collection for this text. Collections help you group and organize your texts. The drop-down includes all Mandala collections where you have permission to add texts. Learn how to Create a Text Collection.|
|Visibility||Privacy settings for your image.||controlled vocabulary|
|status||A short phrase that describes the status of the text, like "written" or "proofread." This helps your team organize their workflow.|
|Revision log message||A message that describes any edits to the text. Other authors and editors can see this log to help them understand your edits.|
|Published||If this box is checked, the text will be published. Anyone who has access to the text can read a published text. If this box is unchecked, the text will save as a draft that only you can read.|
Find definitions for each license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.
|Controlled vocabulary term||Definition|
|Use Group Defaults||The privacy settings for the collection apply to the text.|
|Public – Accessible To All Site Users||Anyone that visits Mandala can see this text.|
|Private – Accessible Only To Group Members||Only members of the text's collection can see this text.|
If a field allows multiples, you can use that field more than once. For example, you can have many contributors for a single Audio-Video asset.
A WYSIWYG editor, or "what you see is what you get" editor, lets you add styling to your text without special code or markup. The Mandala WYSIWYG editor also lets you embed assets from other Mandala tools using theicon in the toolbar.