Other Materials and WS FTP

Hi there! This tutorial will show you how to use Other Materials in Nesstar Publisher and how to link them using FTP. Let's go into Nesstar Publisher. On the left-hand side, you're going to go down to your file and open it. Then, you're going to go down to Other Materials and click on it. This is where you will add links to all documentation that accompanies the data file for your study: like codebooks, user guides, questionnaires, etc. To ensure the documents will be available in odesi, you will need to FTP the documents to the odesi server using FTP, also known as Ipswitch. Let's go into FTP and open up that program. On the left-hand side, you can see the documentation on your computer and over here on the right-hand side is where you are going to FTP it for odesi. To put the documents onto the odesi server using Ipswitch, you're going to go to the survey folder on the left-hand side. I'm using the Canadian Internet Use Survey. Double-click on that file. Open up the year 2012 by double-clicking on it as well. Going into the person file and this is the available documentation. We'll do the same thing on the right-hand side. Go down to CIUS, double-click on it, 2012, double-click on it, Person file, double-click on it. Because this particular file has already been published on odesi, all of the available files are already linked over here. It's already been moved from the left-hand side to the right-hand side. For example's sake, we'll find something that hasn't been linked. Let's say I wanted to link this SPSS file. So, I'd click on it to highlight it, then I would click this arrow to upload it into the right-hand side into and that moves it over here. Sometimes this takes a bit of time, so just be patient. This particular time it happened right away. Now that we have these files linked, we're going to go back into Nesstar Publisher to show you how to add something. If I want to add another material, I would click this plus sign to add another file. It's now been added under no title. To add the title, click on it here. Type in whatever title you want, we'll write in example. Now, to link it you're going to go to the url. For every link, the beginning of it is always the same. http://odesi.scholarsportal.info/documenation/ then you would write the rest of your link for your particular document. If we go up to some of the other links that have already been added, say we wanted to go to the User Guide for 2012, we can see the same thing all the way from http://odesi.scholarsportal.info/documentation/ up until this point here and then what is different for the user guide is the rest of it. The cius/2012/cius2012_uge.pdf. So I can show you this by going back into Ipswitch We'll find the User Guide. I know this one is in a bit of a different location as it's one folder back, so all the way up into Documentation, CIUS, 2012. And then it's cius, 2012, User GuideE.pdf. We can see that back here. It's already been linked. So, now if I wanted to get rid of one of the Other Materials I would click on it, click the minus sign to delete it. Now that example is gone. If I wanted to change the order of it, I would highlight whatever I wanted to move and just click these arrows to move it around. Generally, you're going to want it in alphabetical order for the purposes of consistency. Just remember when you are typing in an URL, it is very finicky, so be careful. Check your link by copying it into a browser. Sometimes it takes a while for the link to set up, or if one digit or spacing is off, it's not going to work. That's all for this tutorial. This video was created by the Carleton University Data Centre. Thanks for watching!

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