My Reader: browsing, finding, sharing
My Reader lets you browse through the information that has been stored in Digimind projects and folders. Thanks to an ingenious system of tagging and filters you can find the stories that are of most interest to you and your coworkers. To find out more about project tags for stored information follow this link.
My Reader brings a range of benefits to our users:
- Information stored in projects to which you have access can be quickly filtered by author, project, importance, and in addition tags that have been applied to the information as it was stored.
- Information that you have personally alreadly read is clearly distinguished from information you have not yet looked at.
- Reports can be quickly generated from the My Reader interface. This will make creating reports faster and in addition, thanks to the new display you will be able to select which stories to include with even greater precision.
All users with access to Digimind personal dashboards have My Reader.
Using My Reader
Inside the “Manage” menu, click on My Reader. This will open the reader.
If you are working on Digimind as a reader, inside your shared dashboard, click on actions and then select My Reader.
Inside My Reader you will see:
1. Filter by Date
Click in the date box to open the window. The default time period is always one day. Use the options in the list to modify this. The custom range lets you set a period between two specific dates.
On February 26th 2015, we introduced a new option to select information by creation, update or publication date. To find out more about this feature, please follow this link.
2. Search by Keyword
Narrow the selection of information based on keywords in the text by using the search box at the top. You can combine keywords with AND, OR, or NOT, and you can use ( ) to structure your query.
3. Filter by Project, Author and Status
Use these filters to find information in specific projects and / or that have been found and stored by certain people.
In addition, you can look for information which you have already read, or which you have not yet read.
4. Advanced Filters
Click on the plus sign to open the advanced filters.
You will be able to select information based on choices made during the validation or storing process.
- source: the name of the source on which the information was found. To find out more about adding source names to information follow this link.
- importance: useful, important or strategic
- reliability: poor, good or medium
- validation: manually validated or automatically validated information. Any information which was stored using assisted validation counts as manaul. To find out more about assisted and automatic validation please click here.
5. Using Tags as Filters
Digimind lets you tag information as you save it, based on lists of tags. These same tags can then be used to filter the information in My Reader.
6. Create a Report
Clicking on the actions button will open a new menu, from which you can select the information to include in a report:
Click on “create a report” for the next step. You will be taken to the Digimind report generator, and you will be able to work on the style and layout of the report:
7. Information Display Options
Clicking on the cog at the top of My Reader will reveal a drop-down menu. From here you can select how you would like the information to be displayed.
The option “By Number of Times Read” refers to how many times the story has been read by all users of the platform, not just yourself.
8. Previously Read Information
The grey background shows information you have already read.
9. Unread information
The white background is used to indicate that you have not yet read the information.
Any tags that were added to the information as it was validated are shown below the text.
In addition, you can add likes or comments to information directly from inside the My Reader interface. To find out more about this, please follow this link.