Related Items, and Using Them to Enrich Your Content

Last Updated: May 18, 2017 09:35AM PDT
Mukurtu CMS allows contributors to identify related digital heritage items, making it easy to navigate between them. Using related items helps to direct users between connected materials, and help them navigate a Mukurtu site.

There are no restrictions on which items can be related but, as always, cultural protocols apply, and if a user does not have permission to view a related item, they will not see a link to that item.

Related items are displayed in two places. At the bottom of a digital heritage item, a list of all related items with their thumbnail, and the title, community, category, and summary fields is displayed. This main display cannot be toggled on and off.

Related items are also displayed in the top right corner of a digital heritage item, with the thumbnail and title displayed - only one related item is displayed at a time here, but there are buttons so users can page through the previews. This smaller display can be toggled on and off through the dashboard, and is toggled on by default for new sites. Only Mukurtu Administrators can make this change.

Adding and Managing Related Items

To add a related item to a digital heritage item, open the digital heritage item to edit it, then navigate to the rightmost Relations metadata tab. In the section for Related Items, begin typing the name of the digital heritage item you would like to list as a related item, and a dropdown menu will appear, displaying all items that match the entered text (only those items that the user has access to through cultural protocols will be displayed). Click on the item from the list and it will auto-complete in the text box. This will also create a related item link back from the second item to the first.

To add more items, click Add another item, and repeat the above steps.

To rearrange the display order of the items, click on the cross symbol to the left of the item name, and drag to reorder.

To remove an item, highlight its title and delete the text. Note that this only removes the relation from this item. Removing the relation back to this item can only be done by editing the other item.