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Volumes

Volumes provide the input sources used to build new projects (e.g. a IIIF manifest URI). They are also used to group related projects within a collection, helping with further functionality such as the aggregation of results data.

The available volumes for a collection are managed via this section.

Administrator rights required

To request administrator rights please get in touch by clicking the email icon in the footer of this page.

How do I open this page?

Admin rights are required to access this page. If you have admin rights:

  1. Sign in to your LibCrowds account.
  2. Click your username at the right of the naviation bar.
  3. Select Collection Admin from the dropdown menu.
  4. Locate the collection in the table and click Open.
  5. Select Volumes from dashboard menu on the left-hand side.

A screenshot of a collection's volumes admin page
A screenshot of a collection's volumes admin page

Adding a volume

To add a new volume click the New button at the top of the volumes table. This will display the form shown in the screenshot below.

A screenshot of the new volume page
A screenshot of the new volume page

Volumes are added using a name and an input source, both of which must be unique (i.e. they don't already exist in the volumes listed for the collection).

The format of the input source depends on the type of task presenter chosen for the collection.

IIIF Annotation

For collections using the IIIF Annotation task presenter, the input source should be a IIIF manifest. These manifests contain the metadata required to display content served via the IIIF APIs.

A manifest URI should look like this:

# pattern
{scheme}://{host}/{prefix}/{identifier}/manifest

# example
http://api.bl.uk/metadata/iiif/ark:/81055/vdc_100022588857.0x000002/manifest.json

Z39.50

For collections using the Z39.50 task presenter, the input source should be the URI of a Flickr album.

A Flickr album URI should look like this:

# pattern
{scheme}://www.flickr.com/photos/{user_id}/albums/{album_id}

# example
{scheme}://www.flickr.com/photos/132066275@N04/albums/72157653533516031

Updating a volume

To update a volume, locate it in the table and click Update

A screenshot of the update volume page
A screenshot of the update volume page

A form displaying two tabs will be displayed, one to update the name and source and one to add a thumbnail image.

The thumbnail image will be used for all projects subsequently generated using the volume.

For more details about the name and source see the Adding a volume section above.

Deleting a volume

In the rare case that you want to remove a volume, locate it in the table and click Delete.

Note that deleting a volume will affect the aggregation of results for any projects that have already been built using that volume.

Warning

Deletion is final, there is no undo.