Working with collections

A Collection groups together related images, videos, documentation, data, and metadata. Every collection has a name, access controls, and an optional description. You can create, change and delete collections from a web browser, or you can Work with collections from the command line.

Creating a collection

A collection has a title and an optional description, sharing license, and list of people to credit.

  1. Click the Collections menu bar item to view a list of existing collections.
  2. Click the (Add) button at the top-right of the collection list to create a new collection.
  3. Fill in the new collection form, setting the title, description, etc.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Editing a collection

You can change a collection's title, description, credits, and sharing license by editing the collection.

  1. Click the Collections menu bar item to view a list of existing collections.
  2. Click the (Edit) button beside the collection you wish to edit.
  3. Adjust the title, description, etc. in the collection form.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on the (Edit) button at the top-right of the page when viewing one of your collections.

Deleting a collection

When you delete a collection, all of the files and metadata in the collection are deleted too. If you might need any of these files again, save them first to your computer.

  1. Click the Collections menu bar item to view a list of existing collections.
  2. Click the (Delete) button beside the collection you wish to delete.
  3. Click the OK button in the delete confirmation dialog.

Alternatively, you can click on the (Delete) button at the top-right of the page when viewing one of your collections.

Transferring a collection

Transferring collection ownership to another user may be useful for service providers, who wish to delegate ownership for their users content to them. This operation cannot be performed via web browser, but could be performed using the command line.