Follow this guide for step-by-step instructions on importing media to your Scalar Book.
The Dashboard gives you broad, comprehensive control over your Scalar book, but it does not allow you to upload content items or edit them. For more detailed management of your book and its contents, edit the book directly.
To switch from the Dashboard to your book, click Return to Book in the upper right hand corner. To return from your book to the Dashboard, click the wrench icon, labeled Options button.
If you are on the Dashboard screen, click Return to Book. Then, using the toolbar on the upper right hand corner, hover over the Import menu to Files and URLs and select the desired upload method.
When linking out to media files, always be aware of link rot which is the fact that some items may become permanently unavailable. Some websites are more prone to link rot than others.
The Importer asks for three fields:
Below the importer, the user can make several adjustments to the media object. Before saving and exiting out of the upload, select the Metadata tab to add key information about the content being uploaded.
Scalar uses Dublin Core Metadata, which is a formal schema with terms that can be viewed online. Adding just a few pieces of metadata will help keep track of the content you use in the archive. The ones to look out for are source, creator, identifier, rights, and type.
Importing files from your local computer is slightly different. On the public server, they cannot exceed 2M. Click Add additional Metadata to add Dublin core metadata to media items.