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Training Material designed to help get you started on Kete.

Getting Started 

1.1  Registering with Kete 

In order to add or update things in Kete, you need to Register – this only needs to be done once.

  1.2 Login to Kete 

In order to add or update things in Kete (once you are registered) you need to Login. You will find this very easy as you will do it a lot!

  1.3 The Structure of Kete
Kete is a large database of records: • topics • images (or photographs) • audio • videos • web links • documents.
 2. Finding and Fixing Things in Kete
  2.1 Finding Things in Kete
 There are lots of things in Kete – e.g. over 12,000 pictures and over 1,300 topics – and there are many ways to access them.
  2.2 Fixing Things in Kete
 Anyone can add or change the information in Kete. In fact Kete can be improved by your input.
 3. Adding Things to Kete
  3.1 Topics Topics are the way to gather items together into subject clusters. They are easy to add. They tell the story.
  3.2 Pictures Kete can store digital images (or pictures). Most common picture formats can be used (e.g. jpg).
  3.3 Documents In addition to typing material directly into Kete, you can attach existing documents so that people can see the actual document.
  3.4 Audio You can add digital audio files to Kete for such things as: • oral histories, • interviews, • stories, • music, • bird song.
  3.5 Video Kete can also hold digital video files. These may be: • events, • interviews, • fun videos such as things you might put on YouTube.
 Web Links You can put links to web pages or sites into Kete. This is useful for: • sites that forbid you to copy material from – check the Copyright statement! • or ones which you are unable to copy from (e.g. YouTube).
 4. Making order with Kete
  4.1 Organising YOUR material in Kete
  4.2 Linking Things in Kete
 5. The Text Editor Explained
 6. Tricks for making topics look different    
  6.1Inserting pictures in a topic
  6.2 Using tables to organise lists
  6.3 Creating Hot Links
 7. Case Studies
  7.1 Genealogy - The Burr Family
  7.2 Genealogy - The Ransom Family
  7.3 Using Kete as a photo album
  7.4 Making an Art Portfolio
  7.5 Club Newsletters in Kete
  7.6 Publishing Work in Kete
 8. Other Tricks in Kete


The Kete Handbook

Creation date:2008