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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 [[:Category:COW_Workflows|existing workflows]] first
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# Check out one or two [[Browse 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 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 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].
 
# 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===
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===Create a new workflow in COW===
 
*Create a new workflow by entering a title below and clicking the button.
 
*Create a new workflow by entering a title below and clicking the button.
*If possible, include your organisation name, the function of the workflow and the content it will process in the title. But it keep it short. Eg. "DPC workflow to ingest email"
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*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.
 
*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}}

Latest revision as of 08:46, 13 May 2021

Contributing to COW is easy, but before you start, follow these tips:

  1. Check out one or two existing workflows first
  2. Keep your workflow descriptions clean and concise. Text only is fine, but you are welcome to add a diagram. We recommend Yed as used by Bitcurator, or Lucid Chart as used by OSSArcFlow (also see the OOSArcFlow workflow template which is pre-populated with useful workflow symbols. Also see this blog post from Bill LeFurgy on "Visualizing Digital Preservation Workflows". And check out examples as part of the complimentary OSSArcFlow Project and their Guide to Documenting Born-Digital Archival Workflows.
  3. Save an early draft then do a longer edit to avoid loss of your workflow due to login timeouts
  4. Discuss or ask questions about the workflows of others using the respective "Discussion" pages
  5. Be friendly - please treat others with respect
  6. Give us your feedback - let us know how you got on - email paul (at) dpconline (dot) org.

Create a new workflow in COW[edit]

  • Create a new workflow by entering a title below and clicking the button.
  • 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.