iBase Trinity - digital asset management and multimedia online library
Another way in which relationships can be used is to create collections of records which can be seen with a single click on the website. Each record can belong to as many collections as are required, and there is no limit to the number of collections that can be created.
For example, this shows that an image in the demonstration picture library belongs to two collections, named 'Views of iBase's home town of Ilkley' and 'Pictures of trains - some old, some new'.
The same thing can be seen here on the Trinity demonstration site.
These collections - which might be called exhibitions, highlights, best sellers etc - can be grouped together on like this.
Clicking one of the thumbs will open a header record for the collection, presenting a summary of what the collection is about, and a link to the images or items it contains.
There are many other ways in which the powerful relationship building capability of the iBase database model can be used.
Rotating images / collections on the home page
The home page can contain whatever you want - for example just text with some static images or graphics, or to make it a bit more dynamic you can have rotating images or some of your collections / highlights / exhibitions - or indeed both
Rotating images can be drawn from the entire database, or from any subset you choose for them. Here is an example of rotating images on Shetland Museum's site.
Click the thumbnail to view then press F5 to refresh the Shetland home page.
Collections / highlights / exhibitions can be set to appear on the home page in whatever order you want.
Our own demonstration picture library includes collections on the home page, as does for example Edinburgh City Libraries - click the thumb to the right.