Documentation

For System Managers

Note: You need to be logged in as a System Manager for everything in this section. The Administration section of the site can be accessed by clicking the Cog button on the right side of the top banner, and selecting Admin Pages.

Embedded Metadata Mapping

By using embedded metadata mapping, selected metadata embedded in an image can be copied automatically during upload into specified iBase metadata fields.

As delivered, iBase has a standard metadata map, as listed below:

  • The 'IPTC:Headline' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Title'.
  • The 'IPTC::Caption-Abstract' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Description'.
  • The 'IPTC::Source' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Source'.
  • The 'IPTC::By-line' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Creator'.
  • The 'IPTC::CopyrightNotice' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Creator'.
  • The 'IPTC:Keywords' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Keyword Tags'.
  • The 'File:File Type' tag is copied to / from the iBase field 'Source File Extension'.

Managing and Editing a Metadata Map

On the Administration page, click on Metadata Maps in the Import /Export block. On the resulting page, click the metadata map you want to edit (Standard in this example), then click a mapping to edit e.g. Digital Asset Data:Keyword Tags <‐> IPTC:Keywords.

Explanation of mapping settings

  • Component ‐ the component type being mapped.
  • Field ‐ the field that embedded metadata will be copied to / from.
  • Tag Group ‐ the embedded metadata group from which a tag name will be selected.
  • Tag Name ‐ the embedded tag from / to which data will be copied.
  • Tag Separators ‐ the character which separates individual terms in fields which contain more than one entry.
  • Precedence ‐ if two source tags are mapped to one iBase field, setting 1 here checks this tag first for valid data. If it doesn’t have valid data the other field will then be checked.

Edit the settings as required then click Update Mapping.

To add a new mapping to the map, click Add Mapping and edit the details as above.

Adding a New metadata Map

On the Administration, click Metadata Maps in the Import / Export block.

Click Add Metadata Map and enter a name for the map. Click Update Metadata Map, then edit the map as above.

Deleting a Metadata Map

On the Administration, click Metadata Maps in the Import / Export block.

On the list of metadata maps, click Delete on the map you wish to delete.