If you are an Admin or Editor, you can give other people permission to view (and potentially download) files from your organization's Portal using the Visibility & Access settings in your Library.
Organize your Library according to who needs access
In many cases, it makes sense to organize your files according who needs access. For example, if everyone on your organization's marketing team needs the same kind of access, you could keep all of the Galleries for them inside a single Collection called Marketing. If this strategy sounds appealing, you'll also want to add the individual members of the marketing team to an Invited Users Group and give that group access to the Marketing collection.
In this example:
- You can add (or remove) someone's access to the Marketing collection by adding (or removing) their email address from the marketing team Invited User Group.
- You can give everyone on the marketing team access to new content by adding it to a new (or existing) Gallery in the Marketing Collection. Conversely, you can prevent the marketing team from accessing content by removing those files from the Marketing Collection.
Give different kinds of access to different kinds of stakeholders
With Libris, several different permissions can exist on the same Collection/Gallery, reducing the need to duplicate files just to share them with different kinds of stakeholders. For example, you could give your graphic design team permission to download your original files while creating a second permission for the social media team that only gives them sizes suitable for the web.
The Library and Portal are different
It's important to note that V&A settings only apply to your organization's public-facing Portal. Library staff (the Admin, Editors and Taggers) can always see all files that have been uploaded to your account.
Visibility & Access is set for Collections and Galleries, not the files
With Libris, all of the files inside a Gallery are subject to the same V&A settings. In other words, you can’t hide half of the files in a Gallery and show the other half. If this is desired, you'll need to use two Galleries different V&A settings.
Visibility & Access can apply to individuals or groups
You can invite individuals or entire groups of people to view and/or download files from your Portal. We recommend considering who will need access your different kinds of content as you decide how to organize your files in Libris.
New Collections/Galleries are private
If you create a new Collection or Gallery at the root level of your Library, it will not be visible on your organization's Portal without changing its V&A settings.
If you create a new Collection or Gallery inside another Collection, you can choose whether you'd like to have it inherit it's V&A settings from its parent Collection.