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EarthRef Digital Archive Help Library

   

Using the EarthRef.org Digital Archive

1.1  Key Information

1.1.1    About ERDA
1.1.2    Development of ERDA
1.1.3    Hardware and Software Requirements
1.1.4    User Policy

1.2  Getting Help

1.2.1    Using Help Files
1.2.2    Contacting EarthRef.org



Contributing to the EarthRef Digital Archive

2.1  Introduction

2.1.1    Using the Contribution Wizard
2.1.2    Logging In
2.1.3    Using the INFO Buttons

2.2  Contribution Types

2.2.1    New Contribution
2.2.2    Update a Contribution
2.2.3    Using Contributions as a Template for a New Contribution

2.3  Contribution Types

2.3.1    Reloading a Previous Contribution

2.4  Contribution Options

2.4.1    Choosing Contribution Options
2.4.2    Relate to A New Or Existing Reference
2.4.3    Relate to an Existing Earthref Project
2.4.4    Relate to One or More Seamounts in the Seamount Catalog
2.4.5    Relate to an Existing GERM Reservoir
2.4.6    Provide Age Range and/or Geological Timescale Information
2.4.7    Provide Specific Locality Information
2.4.8    Copyright Protected

2.5  Contributing Metadata

2.5.1    Metadata Definition
2.5.2    Publication Reference

2.6  File Upload

2.6.1    Uploading a File

2.7  Contribution Errors

2.7.1    Choose a Different Title
2.7.2    You Entered an Existing File Name
2.7.3    Filename Conflict



Searching the EarthRef Digital Archive

3.1  Search Types

3.1.1    Searching by Keyword
3.1.2    Searching by Location
3.1.3    Searching by Timescale
3.1.4    Advanced Search

3.2  Search Results

3.2.1    File List
3.2.2    Detailed File Information
3.2.3    Downloading Files
3.2.3    Contribution Notes
3.2.4    Contribution Keywords
3.2.5    Contribution Copyright Info
3.2.6    Contribution Instructions