You can use Lexeri to create and maintain terminology with your colleagues and team members. Lexeri comes with a range of user roles that improve coordination. This article gives you all the main facts about user roles and their tasks.
- The user roles
The user roles
The roles describe the rights that a user is assigned for a termbase, e.g. which changes they may make to your terminology.
You can pick one of four roles as soon as you have shared a termbase with a user or a team.
Do not worry if your company does not use all of these roles. You can still use all the Lexeri functions and create and edit the terminology yourself, for example as a terminology manager or administrator, without appointing a terminologist (refer to: It also works without)
The role “user”
Users have read-only access to the termbase. They can use all the termbase functions to conduct research but are unable to make any changes or create new term entries. In addition, users do not have the authority to invite other people to join the termbase.
Creating and discussing term requests
But users can still draw on two important functions that bring your termbase to life. Users can create discussions on current terminology to put them up for debate or indicate substandard terms. Moreover, users can create term requests to enquire about new terminology. The terminology managers then review this term request and, if necessary, forward it to the terminologists.
The terminology managers
Complete control over terminology
The terminology managers for your termbase are the only users who can make direct changes to the terminology and create new term entries. But the team of your colleagues can provide active assistance here, for instance by participating in terminology production or by maintaining the termbase through term requests and discussions.
Lexeri has a neatly arranged request and tasks board for this purpose, which enables the tracking of term requests from their receipt and editing to sharing of the completed term entry. This ensures that you retain complete control over all terminology tasks and are, at the same time, always open to enquiries and improvements.
Creating new terminology and editing current entries occasionally requires expertise. Terminology managers can delegate individual tasks to terminologists for this purpose. They can complete these assignments individually or in pairs, which involves an additional revision stage.
It also works without
It is no problem at all if your company does not have terminologists at its disposal. As a terminology manager, you can of course create and edit term entries yourself or request assistance from the professional and multilingual terminologists at Toptranslation.
Sharing or configuring databases – complete control
Some termbase tasks need a safe pair of hands. For instance, not everyone should be authorised to change certain termbase settings or approve shares. While the terminology manager has control over the terminology, an administrator is in charge of all technical settings for the termbase. Click here to learn more: Configuring the termbase and other settings
Administrators can take charge of license cost accounting, user shares, termbase deletion and other tasks.
- Inviting colleagues to join a termbase by email
- Configuring the termbase and other settings
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