Firebird helps the process of adding affiliations to people by offering similar options to the text the submitter is entering. When the submitter begins to enter the name of the affiliation (or any of the fields that make up your organisations), the system compares the text to the organisations that have already been entered into the system and offers the best matches as options to the submitter. The submitter is able to choose one of the options that appears rather than manually enter all the fields for the organisation.
The submitter is able to enter the organisation in the full or normal way, this feature is designed to make the process far easier. It also has the additional benefit of removing the possibility of accidental duplication whilst also grouping more common organisations together, allowing you to produce reports or index files on individual organisations more accurately.
Organisations are only available once they have been entered into the system previously, within the same project. It is important that the organisations are entered without typos but you have tools to fix any issues, and merge any duplicates, should that happen.
You may wish to preload your project with a set number of organisations. If you are aware that a large number of your submitters and contributors are affiliated with a certain number of organisations, you can add these organisations at any time during the project for them to be offered as potential options to your submitters as they type.
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