Manage the "General" tab

The “General” tab allows you to select basic configuration information.

General Settings Tab


Date Format: Select from the available date formats as required for your environment and region.

Time Format: Select from the available time formats as required for your environment and region.

Local Time Zone:  Select your local time zone. This setting is used for Orchestration, and does not affect the timestamps provided by the Digital Library server for metadata such as creation or modification dates.

UI Language: Select the default language shown in your UI. This language will be used in the Digital Library user interface, including the Downloader/Uploader interface—labels for menus, tabs, tool tips, and so on. Metadata labels and popup values will also appear in the chosen language (but not the metadata for free-form fields, which stay in the language originally inputted). You need to log out and back in to see this change take effect.

Default View:    Select your preferred way to view Digital Library assets from the Default View menu (Thumbnail,
Text or Paragraph).

Home Page:    Determines what appears on the Main page when you log in to Digital Library. Users will see the most recent imported assets.

Your Recently Imported Assets:    Displays assets that have been imported since the previous login.

Catalog:    Displays assets from the catalog selected from the menu.

Saved Search:    Displays assets from the saved search selected from the menu.

Others:    If the Digital Library administrator has configured multiple options, select an option from the menu.
Send a copy of Digital Library messages to my email address:    Select this option to have a copy of your Digital Library messages sent to the email address specified in the Email field on the User tab.

Show the most recent XX searches in ‘Recent’ catalogs:    Set the number of recent searches to be displayed in Digital Library as recent catalogs.

Display the Video Manager timecode relative to tape:    Display the SMPTE time code from the incoming tape.

Use Aspera for file transfers:    If your organization uses Aspera for file transfers, enables Aspera for uploading and downloading files. This option is recommended if you typically transfer files across long distances; for example, between continents. If you usually transfer files locally, the native Digital Library download and upload functionality should be sufficient without using Aspera.