FAQ

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Questions about logging in, registering

Q: How do I log in?
A: Click Welcome on the home page (top right). Enter your personal details here. You will receive an email to confirm your registration, confirming your participation in ADVIZ.

Q: What do I do if I have forgotten my user name and/or password?
A: Send an email to the web manager at info@adviz.nl

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Questions about searches

Q: I am looking for objects of a certain maker, a certain brand or a certain principal. How can I find them?
A: Click the “advanced search” function in the grey menu bar at the bottom of the homepage. You will see a grey form at the bottom, in which several field can be completed. Enter the name of the maker, the brand or the principal in the field concerned.

Q: I am looking for objects from a certain period. How can I find them?
A: Click the “advanced search” function in the grey menu bar at the bottom of the homepage. You will see a grey form at the bottom, in which several field can be completed. Enter start and end year of your period.

Q: I am viewing objects and I wish to return to the search results of my query, how do I do that?
A: Click on “return to search results” at the bottom of the image; you are able to view a previous or next object by using the left and right arrow buttons.

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Questions about Public

Q: What is Public?
A: Public is the homepage on which ADVIZ participants are able to post their works or collections and find the “most loved” objects.

Q: Where can I find other ADVIZ users?
A: Click “Public” on the homepage; there you will find the sites’ participants.

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Questions about Wiki

Q: What is a Wiki?
A: A Wiki is a self-written text on a website, which can be written and/or readjusted by everyone. The wiki text can discuss any subject and contain links to other wikis on the same website and websites outside. Images can also be included. Because more and more wikis are created and corrected, an internet encyclopaedia about graphical design and realism in the Netherlands is thus created. Everybody is invited to participate in this.

Q: How do I create a wiki?
A: There are two ways for creating a new wiki page.
1. From your own profile page
2. From a query.

1. Go to your profile (click at the top right on your use name next to Welcome). You will see a black field stating “Create a Wiki page”. Choose the title of your Wiki page and click OK. The title of your Wiki page is marked in yellow and can be found below the black field. Click the title. You will now be taken to a new page. Click the arrow Edit this article. You are now taken to a field where you can write your Wiki.

2. Search the subject on which you wish to create a Wiki page. You will be asked at the right top of the screen whether you wish to create it, if this Wiki page doesn’t exist yet. Click: create. You will be taken to a field Editing of… You can enter your text here.

Q: How do I create a wiki about myself?
A: Go to your profile (click at the top right on your use name next to Welcome). You will see a black field stating “Create a Wiki page”. Choose the title of your Wiki page and click OK. The title of your Wiki page is marked in yellow and can be found below the black field. Click the title. You will now be taken to a new page. Click the arrow Edit this article. You are now taken to a field where you can write your Wiki.

Q: Can others change the wiki about myself?
A: Yes, wiki texts can be changed by everybody.
Your profile (this is the text that you have written about yourself) cannot be changed by other participants.

Q: Can I change/add to an existing wiki?
A: Yes, wiki texts can be changed by everybody.

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Questions about formal participation

Q: How can my institution become a formal partner of ADVIZ?
A: Send your wish and details to the Stichting Beheer ADVIZ (ADVIZ management foundation): info@adviz.nl. It is able to provide you with information about participating on this site. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

Q: How can my institution’s collection be displayed and searched in the formal part?
A: Send your wish to the web manager: info@adviz.nl. They will contact you as soon as possible.

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Questions about the English part

Q: Is the English part the same as the Dutch part?
A: The website’s editors try to provide as much information as possible on the site in the English language. However, it will occur that information about collections and wiki texts have not (yet) been translated. That information can (for the time being) only be referred to by visitors who have a command of the Dutch language.

Q: Are English-speaking visitors also able to add and/or change wikis?
A: Yes, ADVIZ aspires to provide as much information on the site in two languages as possible. However, it will occur that information about collections and wiki texts, which were provided in English only, have not (yet) been translated into Dutch. That information can (for the time being) only be referred to by visitors who have a command of the English language.

Q: Are non-Dutch institutions also able to become a formal partner?
A: Yes, they can request information about participation in the site via info@adviz.nl. The Adviz management foundation will contact them as soon as possible.

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Questions about the licenses

Q: What are the licenses for?
A: The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.

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Questions about your own profile

Q: How do I create my own collection?
A: Click the “Public” menu bar. Next, you click the “Add to your own collection on ADVIZ” bar. Next, you will be able add your own work or collection.

Q: What about my (copy-) rights?
A: ADVIZ takes the agreements developed by Creative Commons as a base. Please refer to the paragraph on copyright in the “Conditions”, which can be called up in the grey menu bar.

Q: How do I create a link to Social Media?
A: Click “Welcome” at the top right. Next, click “link your social media”.

Q: I would like to remove my profile. What do I have to do?
A: Send an email to the web manager: info@adviz.nl

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