Assets

Digital files added to Omeka S that are not media attached to items can be managed in the Assets section. Examples of assets include site logos, images that are purely illustrations, and custom-made thumbnails. The Assets section provides users with a browse list of all of the assets for the entire installation, listed with a thumbnail, a title, icons to edit (pencil), delete (trash can) or view details (ellipses), and the asset's Owner.

Admin section of the Navigation menu showing Assets section

Adding a new Asset

To add a new asset to the installation, click the Add button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. A draw will open that allows the user to browse their computer for an asset file, and to create alternative text for that file. Click the Upload button to complete the process.

Asset browse list with Add a New Asset drawer open with an image selected for upload

Editing an Asset

Existing Assets may be edited by clicking on the pencil icon. Users have the option got change the file name and to create or edit alternative text. Users can also delete assets from the edit screen by clicking on the red Delete button in the upper right hand corner.

Edit screen for a selected asset, with an image of a map of the National Mall in Washington DC, and text filled in for file name and for the alternative text: A map of the Washington DC area with focus on the National Mall.