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Contributing to COW is easy, but before you start, follow these tips:
 
Contributing to COW is easy, but before you start, follow these tips:
  
# Check out one or two [[Browse COW workflows|existing workflows]] first
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# Check out one or two [[:Category:COW_Workflows|existing workflows]] first
# Keep your workflow descriptions clean and concise. Text only is fine, but you are welcome to add a diagram. We recommend [https://www.yworks.com Yed] as used by [https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/workflows Bitcurator], or [https://www.lucidchart.com/ Lucid Chart] as used by [https://educopia.org/research/ossarcflow OSSArcFlow] (also see the OOSArcFlow [https://app.lucidchart.com/invitations/accept/c1a9814d-ae2d-444a-8673-811bd68b0278 workflow template] which is pre-populated with useful workflow symbols. Also see this blog post from Bill LeFurgy on "[https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2012/03/visualizing-digital-preservation-workflows/ Visualizing Digital Preservation Workflows]". And check out examples as part of the complimentary [https://educopia.org/research/ossarcflow OSSArcFlow Project] and their [https://educopia.org/ossarcflow-guide/ Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows].
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# Keep your workflow descriptions clean and concise. Text only is fine, but you are welcome to add a diagram. We recommend [https://www.yworks.com Yed] as used by [https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/workflows Bitcurator], or [https://www.lucidchart.com/ Lucid Chart] as used by [https://educopia.org/research/ossarcflow OSSArcFlow]. Also see this blog post from Bill LeFurgy on "[https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2012/03/visualizing-digital-preservation-workflows/ Visualizing Digital Preservation Workflows]". And check out examples as part of the complimentary [https://educopia.org/research/ossarcflow OSSArcFlow Project] and their [https://educopia.org/ossarcflow-guide/ Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows].
 
# Save an early draft then do a longer edit to avoid loss of your workflow due to login timeouts
 
# Save an early draft then do a longer edit to avoid loss of your workflow due to login timeouts
 
# Discuss or ask questions about the workflows of others using the respective "Discussion" pages
 
# Discuss or ask questions about the workflows of others using the respective "Discussion" pages
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# Give us your feedback - let us know how you got on - email paul (at) dpconline (dot) org.
 
# Give us your feedback - let us know how you got on - email paul (at) dpconline (dot) org.
  
===Create a new workflow in COW===
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===Create a new workflow===
*Create a new workflow by entering a title below and clicking the button.
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Create a new workflow by entering a title and clicking the button. Save frequently. Don't worry, once you've saved it you can go back and edit it further.
*Keep your title short and meaningful. Include the general purpose of the workflow and the type of digital content it addresses. Eg. "Workflow for ingesting email"
 
*Save frequently! Don't worry, once you've saved it you can go back and edit it further.
 
 
{{#forminput:form=COW|query string=namespace=Workflow&={{PAGENAME}}|placeholder=Enter the title of your workflow here|button text=Create Workflow}}
 
{{#forminput:form=COW|query string=namespace=Workflow&={{PAGENAME}}|placeholder=Enter the title of your workflow here|button text=Create Workflow}}

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