The MARCA Website Library for Dummy's
If you're reading this page, you may think you're lost or something is broken. Not so. You landed here, because you "clicked" just the Library tab and not on one of the dropdown links. So, this is the page you should see at this time.
How Does the Library Work
The Library is organized, questionabally. If you are a MARCA Member in Good Standing, you will have permissions to view all files, except the Webmaster's behind the scenes stuff. Guests may view some "Public" information but not all.
MENU Navigation is always under review and change to improve, maybe..., or to make it easier to find and display some key information already in the library but sometimes difficult to quickly navigate to & access.
To "ENTER" the Library and ByPass this page, instead of "clicking" on the [Library] tab, .... just hover your mouse pointer over the [Library] tab, and magically a dropdown menu will appear, then move your mouse pointer to the "Main Topic" you want to explore and "click". Cool...
Documents and Articles
Good question and it's complicatedly Simple.
There are two kinds of "Media" in the Library. Unfortunetly, this webmaster doesn't know how to integrate them. There are two kinds of Library Items; Web Articles and Document Files.
A "Document File" is file, something like a Word Document, Text fle, Spreadsheet, Power Point, Picture, PDF, Picture, Video, and so on. Typically, these files are "Uploaded" and stored on our website. They can be shared by user "downloading". Some can even be viewed and read on the website. Example, a book that is a PDF type file can be uploaded, or downloaded or viewed directly "opening" and reading on-line.
"Library Articles" are different than "Files" ... they sort of exist in ... "The Cloud" ... so to speak... actually scattered around in a MARCA database. They primarily are written in HTML documents, can include a file, or weblinked some data from anywhere and then all those parts are scattered across one or many databases. They don't exist in one container like a file. They can't be downloaded but can be "copied", "printed" and or "extracted" using your PC Browser. Some Articles can be "Printed" directly to your local Printer. Articles are created by a website Editor application. No, this is not where you will learn how to create an Article.
Our Library is Divided into Two Areas, Articles and Files
All the Documents and Articles are placed into either a Article or a Document Category. Here things get really dicey. Articles have their own Category list and Documents (files) have their own Category list. Yes, they can have the same name but they are independent lists and I don't know how to "merge" them for common subject viewing.
A MENU Main Topic is a Category, But from WHICH which Category listing?
My Approach to the organization of the LIbrary drop down menu of topics.
1. Two Main Topics, a List All Article Categories and a List All Document Categories.
2. Commonly Viewed Specific Categories: this will be a shortcut to a list all Articles or Documents within that respective Category. These common categories may change over time as the easy access is more defined by needs.
This Library Menu & Organization is expected to constantly changing. You are welcome to email any suggestions or questions to the Webmaster.