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Description of and Guidelines for use of Data dot Agaric (Open Data Drupal distribution)

a quick list of guidelines for data.agaric (and the coming Open Data distribution)

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in each content there are many vocabularies. The idea is that you tag EVERYTHING that is related to that content

if it's an "idea", tag everyone that talked about it. If it's a module, tag it with Drupal as a project (oh yeah, Drupal is a project, not a tag), and all other related modules... and even websites we've made that use these modules

key word fairly liberally.

Companies are companies, and people are people, and events are events.

Events can have dates, and can have mulitple dates. I'd say for a specific type of meetup, you'd have that as one event, with many dates

Projects are fairly liberal... they'll need to be defined by their keywords. So, Drupal, TinyMCE, jQuery, PDOnline Research, Science Collaboration Framework, etc etc, are all projects

then in a project that is a Drupal module, you'd add the keyword "drupal module"

Web links are links, and you can use the bookmarklet

if the weblink is a Drupal project page, I keyword it with "Drupal module" and add the module's name as a related project

Raw Data is the real meat of the website and extremely flexible

effectively, all those other types of content are really ways to categorize raw data

it can be meeting notes, files, ideas, documentation, code snippets, reports, how tos, what EVER

and then you attach it to things through the vocabularies

so if it is a meeting note for a client, you'd tag the project, clients as people, and keywords
same for an event write up. For a conference, it could be session notes, while for a Drupal meetup it'd have the attendees and projects talked about, etc

All people, projects and images are private by default, and their taxonomy terms are hidden by default

if you want them to show up publicly, you have to create a profile for the term and mark it's access control to public

Companies, Events, People and Projects are what is considered "term profiles"

The real grouping of content are the terms... so you can have a person who's only reality on the website is as a taxonomy term... but it gains its context based on the other content on the website that refer to that term

so you create a "term profile" to add a description to that term (such as in a person, their phone number, address, email, and description)

creating a term profile also allows you to automatically tag other content with itself

all terms are reciprocal

so if I am in the "Kathleen Murtagh" profile, and I add the company tag "Agaric", the "Agaric" profile will automatically be tagged with "Kathleen Murtagh"

this also applies for real keywords

for example, after the fact, I decided I wanted to use a "UI/UX" keyword and had a list of 10 other things I wanted tagged as UI/UX. So... I just created a keyword profile, and added all those references right there, instead of opening up those 10 other nodes and saving each

Raw Data, Images and Web links are somewhat the "meat" of the site [Editor's note: or "tofu"]

while Companies, Events, People and Projects are the categorization factors