Your Personal Library is a private space for you to upload and organize your image assets. Image assets may be uploaded to your Personal Library before you begin working on a guide or they can be uploaded and immediately used during the guide creation workflow.
Uploading a new image asset is as easy clicking the "Upload New Image" button. Once it is uploaded, which should only take a few seconds, a thumbnail representation of the image asset is placed in the "ROOT (default)" folder in your Personal Library. All image assets are stored on SpringShare's private server.
To delete an image you will click the x button on the top-right of the image asset thumbnail. BE CAREFUL! Once you delete an image asset it'll also permanently remove it from any guide that currently uses it!
Organizing your image assets into folders is a good idea and can certainly help sort through the dozens of images you may collect over time. To create a new folder first give it a name in the input box that is labeled "Create New Folder" and then click the Create button. You'll see the newly named folder listed in the FOLDERS directory.
There is a small truck button in the action menu below the image thumbnail. This button, when clicked, will display a small drop down menu where you can choose the Personal Library folder where the image should be placed.
The magnifying glass button will display the image asset at full size.
The chain/link button will display the full URL where the image is stored.
The Shared Library is an image library available to all WSU LibGuides authors. This folder will contain a set of common images that should be reused rather than uploaded multiple times across numerous users. This will help keep variations of the same image under control.
Currently, only LibGuides administrators can add or delete image assets from the Shared Library. If there is an image you would like added to the Shared Library, or an image you would like deleted, please contact Erica Nicol.