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Contents

Searching for Images
Search Results
The Image Page
The Photo Album
Registering with CARP
Logging-in to CARP
Problems logging-in
Saving Albums
Loading and Deleting Albums
Viewing Essays

Searching for Images

The CARP website is an image database and to access almost all of the content you will need to use the search page. You can search the images by 'what', 'who', 'where', 'when' and 'period':

What: Type in one or more words relating to materials, concepts, types of objects etc.
You can use 'and' and 'or' to search for more than one 'what' word at once. Joining words with 'and' will only bring back images that include both the words you enter. Joining words with 'or' will bring back images that include either word.

Who: Select a person or auction house from the drop-down list.

Where: Select a place from the drop-down list.

When: This field is for the provenance of an item only. This means the dates will generally be from the 20th century. You can enter a single year or a range of years (e.g. 1900-1910).

Period: The drop-down list of periods is a complete list of periods from the earliest times up to the present. The main periods are listed in capital letters. Not all periods will have images in them.

You can combine any of the five different search types to construct a search. The more you fill in the narrower your search will be. Once you have constructed a search click the 'Search' button to see the results.

Search Results

Images returned by a Search are displayed 12 per page. If there are more than 12 images returned you can navigate through the search results pages by using the 'Next' and 'Previous' links.
If you find an image you would like to see more about click on the image or its title and the image page will load.

The Image Page

Every image has its own page which features a larger version of the image, plus textual information such as a caption and a complete list of keywords used. If you have registered with CARP you will also be able to see an even larger version of the image.
Some image pages have additional images of the item in question. If this is the case you can click on the additional image to see a larger version of it.
Some images may also be linked to other images, and if so these will be listed. If an image has been used to illustrate an essay the essay title will also be displayed.

The Photo Album

Every page on the CARP website has a Photo Album section down the left-hand side. Every image page has a button at the top labelled Add to you photo album. If you click on this button you will notice that the number of images in your album will have increased, and the 'Add' button will have changed to a 'Remove' button.
You can use the photo album to keep track of the images in which you are particularly interested. If you have added an image to your album you can always get back to it by clicking on the 'View Album' link. So no matter where you are on the site you can always return to the images you are interested in.
The 'Photo Album' page displays the thumbnail images and titles of all of the images you have in your album. To get back to a particular image's page all you need to do it click on the image or its title.

Registering with CARP

If you register with CARP you can get greater access to the site. You can view larger versions of every image, plus you can save up to five different photo albums which can be reloaded whenever you return to the site.
Registering with CARP is completely free of charge, and your registration details will not be passed on to any other organisation or used for any other purpose.
To register click on the Register link. Then read through the terms and conditions and click 'Accept' to continue.
Complete the registration form and press the 'submit' button to continue. If the registration is successful you will then be able to log-in to CARP.

Logging-in to CARP

In order to save photo albums, view your saved photo albums and view larger versions of the images you need to log-in. Every CARP page has a box for entering your username and a box for entering your password. Once you have entered your details click the Log-In button and the log-in process will run. After you have logged-in the log-in section will be replaced by an option to view your saved albums and log-out.

Problems logging-in

If you have forgotten your username or password, or are having problems loggin-in please email Brian Aitken [b.aitken@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk] from the email address you specified when you registered, stating what the problem is, your name and your username if possible.

Saving Albums

If you have registered and are logged-in you can save up to five different albums that you can reload any time you return to CARP. In order to save an album add one or more images to your album and go to the Photo Album page. If you are logged-in you will see a section towards the bottom of the page labelled Save your Album. Enter the name you want to save your album as into the box and click on the 'Save' button. Your album will then be saved.

Loading and Deleting Albums

You can view a list of your previously saved albums by clicking on the 'Saved Albums' link that is displayed down the left-hand side when you are logged-in to CARP. The Saved Photo Albums page lists all your saved albums. Click on an album name to load it. To delete an album click on the 'Delete' button next to the album's name.

Viewing Essays

As well as featuring images CARP also contains a selection of essays written by Art Historians. Click on the View Essays link to see a list of the currently available essays. Click on an essay's title to load the essay. If the essay has been illustrated with images you can click on an image to see the image's page.

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