User interface labels

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Main Page > User manual > Administer > Settings > User interface labels


Customizing user interface labels

Users of ICA-AtoM interact with six main entities: accession record, archival descriptions, authority records, archival institutions, functions and terms.

For more on entities, see entity types.

ICA-AtoM, however, is built on underlying software (Qubit) that is designed to be flexible enough to support descriptions of other types of cultural materials in addition to library holdings (such as archival, museum, and art gallery materials). The code, therefore, uses generic terms for entities. Administrators can specify how they want these terms to appear in the user interface labels. The default labels that ship with ICA-AtoM represent an archives-specific "theming" of the labels.

  1. Go to Admin > Settings.

  2. Open the User interface label information area.

  3. The Name column shows the generic Qubit entity name and the Value column shows ICA-AtoM's default user interface labels. The following is a list of the generic Qubit terms and their ICA-AtoM user interface labels. Click on each label to see glossary definitions and descriptions of how the terms are used in ICA-AtoM.

  4. To change user interface labels, enter the new label(s) into the field(s) in the Value column.

  5. Click the Save button to commit changes.

Note: Changing the user interface labels will not automatically change the corresponding labels in the navigation menus. To change these menus, go to Admin > Menus. See the Manage menus page of the User manual for more information.

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