The Reader for Stored Information - Working with Filters
The Reader interface will contain all the information stored in the projects to which you have access. This is potentially a lot of information, so we have built some very useful filters into the stored information view on the Reader. These will help you narrow down and focus the information onto the subjects you are most interested in when consulting information or preparing a deliverable such as a report.
The Reader remembers where you were and what you were looking at the last time you connected to it. Any filters you applied in one visit will be automatically applied the next time you come to the Reader. You can reset all the filters by clicking on the filter reset button at the top:
This first filter lets you select the time period you need. The Reader will open with an unlimited date range. That's to say you will have all the information that has been stored in your projects since they were first created on the platform.
You can select between three types of date:
- created date: the date on which the information was stored on the platform
- updated date: the date on which the latest modifications were made, oftentimes this is the same as the created date
- published date: the date on which the story was published onto the internet
The custom range allows you to focus in on a particular time periond, if you cannot find it in the pre-configured options.
You can enter the keyword(s), use AND, OR and NOT to define the type of information you would like to see, based on the words contained in the text of the information.
Project / Folder Filter
The Reader remembers the 10 last projects and folders you have consulted. These will be presented with icons for projects and folders. In this example mobile payment is a folder and credit cards is a project:
You can see all of your projects and folders by clicking on Show all at the bottom:
This allows you to filter by the name of the user who stored or validated the information into a project or folder.
Read / Unread
This indicates if the information has been read by users on the platform, including but not limited to yourself.
The Advanced Filters
There are several options in the advanced filters:
- ranking: the visibility of the source, which indicates how many people are likely to have seen this information on line, the score is from 0 (low) to 10
- source domain: the name of the site on which the information was found
- source type
- with or without a like: likes are given by readers of information inside Digimind.
- importance and reliability of the information
- commented or not: Digimind users can leave comments on information in their projects
Filter by Tags
You can use your own tags as filters inside the the Reader interface.