12 PUBLISHING YOUR RESOURCES
that may be used in several courses, you should talk with the other authors and establish
some sort of standard title and subject scheme in advance.
Language is the language the problem is written in. Publisher/Owner is the LON-
CAPA user who owns the problem.
Keywords and Abstract are more information about the problem.
The Keywords are words that are strongly connected to your problem; for instance a
physics problem about a pulley might include “pulley” as a key word. LON-CAPA pulls
out words used in the text of the resource for you so you can just click on their check boxes
to make them keywords. Additional keywords allows you to add any keyword to your
problem that are not actually in the problem. For instance, on that same problem a physicist
might add the keyword “statics”, even though it doesn’t appear in the original problem,
because Physics uses that as a classiﬁcation of problem type. Additional Keywords are
also useful when publishing graphics.
You need to set the copyright and distribution permissions in the
COPYRIGHT/DISTRIBUTION drop-down. This setting controls who is allowed to
use your resource as follows:
• System Wide - can be used for any courses system wide is the default. The
content can be used for any course within the network, regardless of the domain.
Instructors all over the world can ﬁnd your content and use it in their courses. Once
an instructor has selected a resource, the students in the course can have access to it.
• Domain - Limited to courses in the domain published means that only courses
running in the same domain as you can use your content.
• Private - visible to author only is not supported anymore. Use Customized right
of use instead.
• Public - no authentication required means anyone can ﬁnd and use the resource
-even without being logged in to the system.
• Customized right of use means that access to theresource is controlled by a separate
Custom Rights ﬁle. This ﬁle needs to be speciﬁed during publication. You can edit
aCustom Rights ﬁle in your author space, and need to publish it like any other ﬁle.
Any number of your resource can point at the same Custom Rights ﬁle - if you want
to change access rights for all of them, you just need to change and re-publish this one
Not all of these choices may be visible, depending on the nature of the resource.
Now when you click Finalize Publication, your resource will be published and usable
(unless you set the distribution to “private”).
If you’re following this as a tutorial, publish your resources so we can use them in the