Arches: heritage inventory & management system - User Guide
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Arches: heritage inventory & management system - User Guide

User Guide

About the Book

About the Author

Arches Project
Arches Project

Arches is an open-source, web-based, geospatial information system for cultural heritage inventory and management. Purpose-built for the international cultural heritage field, Arches is designed to record all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings and other historic structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts. The Arches project team uses Leanpub to prepare documentation to accompany the software.

More information about Arches is available on the project website

Table of Contents

  • Version
  • Acknowledgments
    • Contributors:
    • Cover image
    • Cover design
  • What is Arches? An overview
    • Key features
    • Application
    • Further information
  • Introduction
    • What do I need to know to use this guide?
  • What do I need to use Arches?
  • How do I interact with Arches?
    • Simple Search
    • Advanced Search
    • Map
      • Using the Sidebar
  • How do I create a new Heritage Resource?
    • Create a new resource
    • What are “Information Themes”?{#information_themes}
      • Working with Information Themes
    • Information Themes for Heritage Resources
      • Names
      • Locations
      • Descriptions
      • Classification and Dating
      • Materials and Techniques
      • Conditions
      • Designation
      • Measurements
      • Subject
      • Related Resources
      • External References
  • How do I create resources of other types?
    • Activities
      • Information Themes for Activities
        • Names
        • Locations
        • Descriptions
        • Classification and Dating
        • Subject
        • Related Resources
        • External References
    • Documents
    • Actors
      • Information Themes for Actors
        • Names
        • Locations
        • Descriptions
        • Related Resources
        • External References
  • Using controlled vocabularies in Arches
  • Reports
  • The Arches Forum
    • Why join the Arches Community?
    • Joining the Arches Community
    • Posting on the Arches Community
      • Search before you send
      • Your first post
    • Raising a “ticket”
    • Further help

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