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Chinese digital community

Chinese Digital Community

A step-by-step tutorial

Created byHenry Liu

Auckland Libraries

Make a start .

Chinese digital community1
Chinese Digital Community

What is it?

An online community created by the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) and Auckland Libraries.

Web address:

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Chinese Digital Community

What is it for?

  • To preserve the heritage of New Zealand’s Chinese community

  • To provide future generations with an online archive about the Chinese who lived and contributed to the development of New Zealand

  • To share Chinese culture

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Chinese Digital Community

Who is it for?

  • Those who wish to provide, share and store information on the website that is related to New Zealand’s Chinese heritage.

    What can you do?

  • Join for free

  • Contribute in the form of a

    • Topic (e.g. text article, personal story)

    • Document (e.g. pdf)

    • Link

    • Audio

    • Video

    • Image

  • Discuss (i.e. add comments)

  • Create groups (it’s possible to set group information for members only so it’s not viewable by the public)

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Chinese Digital Community

How to use the website?

  • Basic use – browse as a non-registered user.

  • Advanced use – contribute as a registered user.

Basic use

Basic use

Browse as a non-registered user

In your web browser, type in You will be taken to the Chinese Digital Community website. See Featured, Tags…

See alsoLatest 5 topics and license settings on the homepage

Browse by tags

Browse by tags see/read more.

Tags are labels see/read more.given to articles, images, videos, etc. Try clicking on the “Harry Fong” tag

Browse by category

Browse by category with “Harry Fong”

Click on “Browse” with “Harry Fong”

Here are the with “Harry Fong” categories. Click on a category you wish to browse, e.g. Sport & Recreation

Search the website

Search the website small, large and original options.

You can search the website by typing a keyword or phrase in the search box. Try typing “Otago”then click “Go” or press Enter on your keyboard.


You’ll see a list of the search box. Try results related to Otago.

Scroll down to see rest of page.

Summary of basic use
Summary of basic use the search box. Try

  • Browse featured items

  • Browse by tags

  • Browse by category

  • Search the website

Advanced use

Advanced use the search box. Try

Register for free

Fill out the form, scroll down to the search box. Try continue

Choose a the search box. Try preferred license. You can read more about each license by clicking on ‘View license’.

Selecting the default setting means people are allowed to download, alter and distribute your stuff as long as they credit you and use the same license as yours.

Type in the security code.

Tick this box to agree to the terms and conditions.

Click on Sign up.

Now you’ve the search box. Try signed up successfully, your name will be displayed here.

A dd items and edit

A the search box. Try dd items and edit

Select a privacy setting. to add, e.g. image.

Type in the title of your image.

Scroll down the page.

Write a brief description of the image. to add, e.g. image.

Select the privacy setting for your image.

Scroll down the page.

Add tag(s) separated by commas. to add, e.g. image.

Upload image.

Click on category dropdown, select a category, e.g. Social Life & Customs.

The default setting for location is “on” and “Auckland”. But you can drag the red balloon to another location on the map or switch this function off by ticking this box.

Scroll down the page.

Select a preferred license setting. “Auckland”. But you can drag the

The default setting means people can download, change and distribute your stuff but they’ll have to credit you and use the same license as yours.

Now click on Create.

Here “Auckland”. But you can drag the is the image you’ve just uploaded.

Uh-oh, typo! Word should be spelt “launched”.

Click on ‘Edit’ to make changes.

You’re now in editing mode. “Auckland”. But you can drag the

Scroll down the page.

Make your change. “Auckland”. But you can drag the

Click on ‘Update’ once you’ve finished editing. “Auckland”. But you can drag the

Typo has been corrected. “Auckland”. But you can drag the

Wow, you’re also allowed to edit other people’s stuff – as long as you sign in first.

Group created by people with common similar backgrounds or interests

Group “Auckland”. But you can drag the

Created by people with common/similar backgrounds or interests.

Click on ‘Groups’ to join a group “Auckland”. But you can drag the

You’ll be emailed once your application has been approved – or no approval is required if you’re joining a public group; membership is instant.

1) Give your group a name, e.g. ‘Chinese Librarians’

2) Select one of three options to set who can add, edit items, e.g. only group members

3) Scroll down

1) Select one of four options to set joining policy, e.g. Request Membership.

2) Click on “Create” to create your group.

Success! Request Membership.

Discuss or comment

Discuss or comment Request Membership.

Say you’d like to say something about an image you’ve found.

Click on “Discuss” to add your comments.

1) Give your comments a title found.

2) Write your comments here

4) Scroll down to see rest of page

3) Add tags

Set categories, location (or “ found. don’t record a location”), then make sure you ‘Save’

Summary of advanced use
Summary of advanced use found.

  • Sign up

  • Contribute:

    * Add items (topic, image, document, audio,

    video, link)

    * Edit (correct or modify your and others’ contribution)

    * Discuss/comment

  • Group:

    * Join and create

Some useful links
Some useful links found.

  • Help

  • About

Thank you

Thank You found.

Comments and suggestions welcome:

[email protected]

January 2011