How to Create a Person Record from a Digital Heritage Item

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017 03:33PM PDT
Note: This feature was first included in version 2.0.8, and will continue to undergo development

This feature is accessible to Mukurtu Administrators.

To create a person record from a digital heritage item, navigate to the digital heritage item where the person is listed in one of your enable taxonomy fields (most likely Contributor, Creator, or People). Click on the person’s name.

This page should be a record stub, showing all digital heritage items where that person is listed in that specific field. It will not show biographical information, and digital heritage items where the person is listed in a different field. Click on “Add Record”.

Select the type of taxonomy record to create (Person).

The Create Person page is comprised of three metadata tabs and the media library.
The first tab is Biographic Information and includes the following fields:
  • Name (required): the preferred name of the person. Other names can be included elsewhere.
  • Media Assets: multiple media assets can be included by dragging and dropping them from the media library
  • Sections: biographical sections can be added and configured (eg: early life, education). Each section can include a title, body text, and media assets aligned to the left or right of the text. Additional sections can be added above and below each other.
  • Date Born: enter date in YYYY/MM/DD format
  • Date Died: enter date in YYYY/MM/DD format
  • Deceased (checkbox): check the box if the person is deceased

The second tab is Relations and includes the following fields:
  • Related People: person records can be related to each other, and each person record can be related to multiple other person records. When the “+ Add Related Person” button is selected, the “Related Person” and “Relationship Type” fields will be available.

The third tab is Record Management and includes the following fields:
  • Suggested Terms: if the Person Name you entered on the first tab is similar to a taxonomy entry in one of your enabled taxonomy record fields, they will be displayed here. Check the appropriate boxes to select terms. This allows you to link records where a person appears in different taxonomy fields.
  • All available terms: this dropdown menu will list all taxonomy entries from your enabled taxonomy record fields. This allows you to link records where a person may be identified by different names.