Upload/Import Assets with the Digital Library Uploader

Adding assets to Digital Library is typically a three-step process that includes importing asset information into the database, providing metadata for each asset, and importing the physical files to the server. Import in Digital Library performs many functions. In addition to importing assets directly into the database into the appropriate file server, you can also attach renditions and use more stringent checkin functionality.


  • Files imported into Digital Library must have a name with at least two characters.
  • You may have permission to upload using the Browse for Import interface.
  • The first time you try using the Digital Library Uploader on your machine, you may be prompted to install the plugin first. For details on how to do this, see Install the Digital Library Uploader.

Step 1. Click the Digital Library Uploader icon on the top toolbar.

The Digital Library Uploader will appear.

Digital Library Uploader

The Digital Library Uploader runs separately from your browser, and is active even when you are not logged in to your Digital Library session.

Step 2. Click “OK” to launch the Digital Library Uploader.


Step 3. To add assets for ingestion into Digital Library, drag and drop files and/or folders from your machine onto the left panel of the Digital Library Uploader.

Or, click the Add button to use a file browser.

NOTE: To remove assets from the list, select them and click Remove. (To remove all assets from the list, click Remove All.)


Step 4. Select Files.


Step 5. Select the asset.


Step 6. Click Upload Job when you are ready to import all files and folders in the list, and you have specified all their common metadata values.


Step 7. Check progress.

NOTE: The upload progress is shown in the Progress column.
Important! Do not close the Digital Library session in your browser while the upload is in progress. If you do, the upload will be stopped.



Checking Status
NOTE: If there are upload errors, they will be shown in this column; mouse over the error to see more details in a tool tip.