Definitions of terms used in iBase

Item page

The page on which an asset is displayed together with all of its associated metadata.

Hot folder

A folder from which iBase will automatically upload any items placed in it.

Collections in iBase are a way of grouping together digital assets that are related in some way, for example they might instead be called exhibitions or highlights or best sellers etc...

As well as data in “conventional” fields, iBase can accommodate a hierarchy of subject keywords. Within the software these are referred to just as “Subjects” but the dual term is often used because many users are familiar with hierarchies or thesauri of “keywords” in other professional contexts.

The subject terms are organised in a hierarchy that is most clearly seen from the Subject Search page on the navigation bar.

A subject can be a “parent” in which case it shows a folder symbol and has child subject terms in a branch beneath it.

At the bottom of the hierarchy are those terms with no children which show a text page symbol. These bottom level terms are sometimes known as “leaves” (they hang off the end of the “branches”!)

There is no limit to the number of levels within the hierarchy.