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Erika Mann
Director of Digital Initiatives, Technology, and Scholarship
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Adding an Item

To add an item, you will first create the record by filling in the metadata for the item. Then you will attach the media (what you might actually think of as the item -- image, video, document, etc.) to the item record.

  1. On the left navigation bar, under "Resources," click on "Items"
  2. In the top right, click on "Add new item."
  3. In the resource template field, choose "Standard Template."
  4. Fill out the form as best as possible. Title, Description, and Rights are required fields to create an item.
    1. Type - These are predefined types that can be found here.
    2. Description - An account of the resource.
    3. Rights - This is the description of the copyright for that item.
  5. In the top right, click "Add."

Adding Media to an Item

For these steps, we will be adding an image to the item; however, there are many different options underneath the "Upload" button.

  1. In the item edit menu, click on "Media" near the top.
  2. Click on the "Upload" button on the right side.
  3. In the new box in the center, select "Choose File"
  4. Find and select the image you want to add to the item.
  5. Click "Save" in the top right.