Help to the online inquiry tool of ARIADNE
1. Entering search terms
||At the online inquiry tool of ARIADNE you can insert one or more
search terms and if necessary some time limitations. ARIADNE will
show you as search result the files that contain your search term(s)
and are created within the given time limitation.|
In the example
on the left side, the search term was "rektor".
The time limitation was chosen, that only files are shown, which are
created between 1850 and 1950.
The time limitation "0001 - 1950"
corresponds to all files created before 1950, whereas the time limitation
"1850 - 9999" is interpreted as creation after 1850.
||After you entered the search terms, you start the inquiry by clicking
The inquiry can only be started, if the search
term consists at last three letters.
2. The representation of the search result
The result of the inquiry will be presented in a frame, which is
divided into two parts. On the left side there is a treeview, that is
necessary for navigating through the files. On the right side you will
get detailed information on the objects, you have choosen in the treeview
at the left side. As example, if you click on an inventory in the treeview,
you will get further information of the inventory like "who created
the inventory?", "what does it contain?" and so on. The
image below shows the two parts.
After executing the inquiry, you will allways start at the top level,
where all archives are shown, that contain files matching your search
terms. The meaning of the different colours of the entries in the treeview
will be explained below.
In the treeview you can browse through the different archives. The different
levels are archive - inventory - group of files. If you select an inventory
in the treeview, detailed information of the inventory will be shown on
the right side. If you select an group of files, the assoziated files
will be shown on the right side.
3. Meaning of the different colours of the search results
The online inquiry tool of ARIADNE searches on the levels inventory -
group of files - files for the entered search term(s). It is obvious that
files associated to a group of files are of interest if the
denomination of the group of files contains the search term(s), even
if the files itself do not contain the search term(s). If they do contain
the search term(s), they are probably of special interest. This matter
of fact is expressed by highlighting the entries of the treeview which
different colours. There are the following rules:
inventory or group of files ...
|... dark background
||In the inventory or in the group of files there are files
matching or search term(s)
|... red font and dark background
||There exists at last one group of files, whose denominator and files
match the search term(s).
|... blue font
||There exists at last one group of files, whose denominator contains
the search term(s), but the files do not match.
|... black font
||The search term(s) were found either in the information of the
inventory or in single files (highlighted by dark background).
Thus you can instantly recognize, where the search term(s) were found.
||In the example there exists group of files in the inventory
Altes Rektorat, that match the search term(s) and
contain files matching the search term(s). In the inventory
Universitätsgericht there exists files matching
the search term(s), but no group of files with fitting denomination. In
Prorektorat für Gesellschaftswissenschaften there
exists at last one group of files with matching denomination, but this
group of files does not contain files matching the search term(s). The
inventory Prorektorat für Medizin is shown, because
the detailed information of the inventory contain the search term(s),
but the inventory itselfs does not contain appropriate files or group
4. Fading in and out of search results
By default ARIADNE will only show entries containing the search term(s),
Sometimes it is also useful, to see all entries of an inventory or of a
group of files. This approach might be necessary, if there was a group
of files found, that matches the search term(s) but doesn't contain
files matching the search term(s). If you select this group of files, you
won't see any files, because they don't contain the search term(s)
In these cases there exists the command alle Einträge anzeigen.
After clicking this button,
you will be in the browsing-mode of the inquiry tool and so all entries
will be shown, that are associated with the object, you have selected
in the treeview at the left side.
To get back into the inquiry-mode, you will have to click on the command
nur Treffer anzeigen.
5. Reseting the search results
After you have completed you inquiry, you may want to enter other
search term(s). So you have to click on Abfrage zurücksetzen
The search result will be deleted and there will be generated a new
formular, where you can enter your new search term(s)
6. Ordering the files at the archive
||If you want to see the whole file, you have to note the order number,
which is located below the file information on the right side. With this
order number, you can get in contact with the corresponding archiv. In case
you are in doubt, you can scroll on top of the right side. There you can
find information on the archive, the inventory and the group of files,
that you are browsing. Good Luck!
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Letzte Aktualisierung: 1. September 2004, S. Block