Your Miromaa Library & Library Panel
Your Miromaa Library
What To Put In Your Miromaa Library
One of the great things about Miromaa is that you can create your own library of sources, collected and stored safely inside Miromaa. These sources can be anything from which you have found your words, like books, documents, voice recordings, songs, interviews videos and more.
You can upload any digital file format into your library.
Creating Your Library
- Accessing your library
- Adding language sources to your library
- Attributing your entries to a library item
We recommend taking the time to gather your language sources, digitize them and safe keep them in Miromaa.
Miromaa will make a copy of all your language sources and file them for you in its world-class archival system, which you can access through the Library Panel. You then simply attribute your words to your language sources by selecting the item it came from in your Miromaa library.
1. Accessing Your Library
Miromaa has a dedicated library area where you will manage, edit and access your library of language sources. This takes place in the Library section of the Options screen.
There are 2 ways to access the Library section of the Options screen:
a) Via the Editor
b) Via the Menu Bar or Main Menu.
We will go through these in detail below...
a) Accessing your Library via the Editor
If you are choosing to add your language sources via the Editor, the first time you reference a language source you must add it to your library through the Library and Controls Panel.
a. Click on ‘Edit Library’
This will take you to the Library section of the Options screen. This is where you manage your library.
. Your Library Screen
Alternatively you can access the Library section of the Options screen via the Menu Bar or the Main Menu. The next section shows you how to do this.
b) Accessing your library via the Main Menu Bar or Main Menu:
You can access the Options screen through the ‘Tools’ option in the Menu Bar or the Main Menu:
This will take you to the Options screen.
a. Click on ‘Library’ in the menu under ‘Manage’ to open the Library section.
Your Library section of the Options Screen
2. Adding Language Sources To Your Library To Create Library Items
a. Click on ‘Add’ to add a new language source
b. Enter an abbreviation of the name of your language source that will be easy to remember, we’ve used ‘AG’ for An Australian Grammar. This will become the library item code for that language source.
c. Click Ok
d. Click on your abbreviated library item code in the list, a blank entry will open
e. In the ‘Name’ field enter the full name of the language source e.g. book, document, the name of the person who has been recorded.
f. Enter the name of the author or the person who made the recording
g. Enter the year the book was published or the recording made, or the interview took place.
h. Enter any comments you have about this language source
For this language source we don’t have any comments so we’ll leave it blank. We don’t have to fill in every field.
i. Click on the [+] next to the ‘Primary Attachment’ field
j. Navigate to where you keep your digital language source files (we highly recommend keeping them together in the ‘Library’ Folder inside your ‘Miromaa Language Work’ folder)
k. Click on the language source file
l. Click on ‘Open’ - this will take you back to the Library section of the ‘Options’ page.
The language source file will appear in the Primary Attachment field of the Library section of the Options Screen.
Miromaa will have renamed the language source file with the code you have given it, with the suffix of whatever the file format is: AG.pdf
It is also blue, this means it’s a link. You can click on it and your digital language source file will be opened by the default Microsoft application for that file format.
m. Enter any Secondary Attachments in the Secondary Attachment field. For example this might be a commentary about your primary text.
To enter a secondary text click on the [+] next to the secondary attachment field and repeat steps i to l as with the primary attachment.
For this example there is no secondary attachment so we will leave it blank.
n. Click on the [x] in the top right corner to close the Options screen and return to the Editor
Your language source will now appear as a library item in the drop-down list in the Library Panel:
3. Attributing Entries To A Source
Now that we have uploaded our language source (or sources) to our library, each source is now a library item. We now can attribute our word entry to its library item via the Library Panel of the Editor.
a. Click on the arrow next to the Item Field in the Library Panel
b. Click on your item in the list. Your library item will now appear in the Item Field:
c. Into the Reference 1 field enter the details about where in this language source you found this word. For example this could be:
- A page number in a book or document
- The time in an audio or video recording
- Details about a conversation
We have chosen just to write the number of the page without writing page 86 or p.86, because it’s faster. It is up to you how you choose to enter your References.
d. Into the Reference 2 Field add any further information about where in the language source you found the word. For example: Paragraph or line number, or time in the recording e.g. 2 Mins 20 Sec.
For our example a page number is enough to locate the word easily so we will leave this field blank.
Congratulations you have entered your language source into your library to create a library item and attributed your word to its item!
Opening Library Items From The Editor
Now if you enter another entry, then return to this entry, you will see that in the Link field of the Library Panel a link to your language source file has appeared with it’s new name. This link is blue, meaning that you can double click on it and open your language source file at any time directly from your Entry Screen in Miromaa!
This means your words are always directly linked to their source files and that you can always instantly find the source file exactly when and where you need it...how easy is that?!
When viewing your library items from within Miromaa it will automatically connect you with the default Windows application which opens that file format, and will open your file for you e.g.pdf by your pdf reader etc.