What is a collection?
Answer: A collection is a group of
publications, all of which have a specific character and can be described by a
certain set of attributes (qualities), used to search the publications. Some
attributes can be found in various collections, while others are specific to
only one collection.
How to search by collections?
Answer: Included on the main page of the Digital Library of Geodesy and Cartography is a whole list of collections and subcollections.
Clicking on the name of a collection will allow to display the whole list of
publications within the collection (link: Publications list).
is an exhibition?
exhibition is a set of publications belonging to the same subject and being
presented in a specific order. Documents included in an exhibition may come from
What is the general search (simple and
advanced) and how to use it?
Answer: Each publication consists of a
description (comprising a set of attributes, such as author, title, editor,
keywords etc.) and a content. In order to find a requested publication it is
necessary for a user to create a search expression using terms (in the simple
search) or terms and the Boolean operators (in the advanced search). In the
simple search the terms appearing in the search expression are searched in a
content of a publication, in a description of a publication (it is possible to
narrow the search scope to only one element of the description, e.g. an author)
or in both a content and a description of the publication (when the search scope
is set to everywhere, which is a default value). In the advanced search the
terms appearing in the search expression are searched in a content and (or) in a
description of a publication (it is possible to narrow the search scope to only
one element of the description), using the Boolean operators. The general search
may be conducted on the whole digital library (all collections are searched) or
on a chosen collection (all publications within the collection are searched).
The second option allows to shorten the search time and limits the number of
Question: What is the index search and how to use
Answer: Index search,
unlike the general search (simple and advanced) limits the search only to
descriptions of the publications. There are indexes of titles, authors and
keywords available in the index search.
is the use of a user account?
Answer: A user account gives the user access to
the additional functionality, e.g. an e-mail
newsletter containing a list of recently added publications. To create a user
account it is necessary to have an e-mail account, to which an e-mail with an
account activation link will be sent. In order to activate the account the user
has to click on the received activation link.
it possible to download a publication without opening it?
Answer: Yes. To download a publication in ZIP
format the “floppy disk” icon can be used. The same effect may be obtained by
using the Publication window (in the left column) and clicking on the link
Entire publication as ZIP.
what ways does the option “Use synonyms”
Answer: Using synonyms
expands the search by including terms with the same or similar meanings, which
are listed in a dictionary of synonyms, created by editors of the digital
library. This option enables to obtain results indicating publications which
contain synonyms of requested search terms.