Library Staff is a catch-all term for those who have login privileges to the backend (the administrative side) of your media Library. You can grant a person a user role in your Library Staff based on the type of access you wish them to have.
All Libris accounts have ready-made Library Staff user roles: Administrator, Editors and Taggers. Every account must have a single Administrator at all times, whereas Editor and Tagger seat configurations are customizable. Roles are mutually exclusive, so, only one email address can hold a single role at one time.
All Libris accounts also come with an unlimited number of Contributors. Contributors, while assigned using the tab within the Library Staff section of your account, do not have access to the backend of your media library. In fact, all Libris accounts can be upgraded or downgraded without the other users being disrupted.
Here’s how we define the Library Staff user roles:
The Administrator is the primary Libris Library manager and every Libris account comes with only one Administrator seat. This user has access to all account settings, including billing and payment, as well as access to all files in the Library. The Administrator is the only user who can add and remove users to Editors and Taggers seats on the Library Staff page.
If you need to switch the Administrator of your Libris account, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and include the email address of the existing and new Administrator.
An Editor is a trusted user of the system who has access to your entire just like the Adminstrator. Like the Administrator, Editors have full control over all the files in the library and can customize the portal website. Editors cannot add other Editors or Taggers, change the Administrator assigned to the account, nor change billing and payment settings.
A Tagger is someone who can add metadata to any file in the Library. This is particularly useful for adding keywords, for example, adding the names of people shown in an image.
Taggers cannot create a collection or gallery; delete a collection, gallery, or files; or price images for sale.
Taggers can perform other Library actions, like upload media and quicksend media.
Taggers cannot change billing or payment settings, customize the Portal, or add Library Staff.
A Contributor is someone whom can upload into your Libris Library. Though their user role is added in the same way as other Library Staff user roles, they don't have permission to do anything other than to upload, and they cannot access the Administrative/backend side of the Library nor see other content in the Public Portal.
For example, Tufts University Photo has five team members listed as editors, whose permission sets allow them full access to their account. These people are marketers, graphic designers, and asset managers. Tufts also works with a handful of freelance photographers—they’re only permitted to upload into the account, with no direct access to the digital asset management archive. Even though their freelance photographers might come and go, the Tufts photo team can continue using the same online uploading system and know that all their files will remain in one secure location.
All Libris account types have unlimited numbers of Contributors.
Adding a Library Staff member (Admin only)
- Log in to your Libris account.
- From the Admin, select Library Staff.
Now click on the top tabs or the links under Staff Administration to add an Editor, Tagger or Contributor.
- Enter the email address of the Library Staff member you wish to add.
Libris will first check the PhotoShelter system to see whether that person is already listed. If not, you’ll be asked to provide their first name and last name and can choose whether or not to send them an invitation email.
Once the Library Staff member has created their password, they’ll be invited to either go to your Library (if they're an Editor or Tagger) or upload files (if they're a Contributor). Once they have activated their account by entering a password for their login, all user roles have immediate upload access.
Removing a Library Staff member (Admin only)
You might want to remove a Library Staff member because they have left your organization, or because you have reached the limit of Staff Members for your account.
Removing a Library Staff member does not affect any content that the user may have already uploaded or worked on in the past. It prevents that person from logging in to your Library and uploading in the future.
- From the Admin, select Library Staff.
- Click the appropriate user role tab.
- Click [remove] in the right hand column in the row corresponding to that Library Staff member's name.