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Collections

  1. What is a Collection?
  2. Why would I use a Collection?
  3. How do I create a Collection?
  4. Why am I able to browse some Collections and not others?
  5. How do I make my Collection public?

1. What is a Collection?

A collection is a grouping of files that are saved as a unit under your account. You can create as many collections as you need and download them at any time.

2. Why would I use a Collection?

Examples for using a Collection are gathering files for a lecture or event, gathering files to be downloaded at a later time, or saving interesting files that you may want to later reference.

3. How do I create a Collection?

To create a Collection, after logging in visit the Browse page and find a file you would like to put in a Collection. Locate and click either the Add icon: or the "Add to Collection" button, and in the resulting window you may either create a new Collection or add the file to a pre-existing Collection.

You may only add files to Collections that you have created; i.e. you may not add to someone else's Collection.

4. Why am I able to browse some Collections and not others?

Collections are initially marked as Private upon creation, meaning that only the creator may see their own collection. However, if users want to share a collection with the SIRcloud public, there is an option to mark a Collection as Public, at which point the Collection may be located, viewed and downloaded by all SIRcloud users.

5. How do I make my Collection public?

Collections can be made public by visiting the Edit Collection page in your My Cloud section and checking the Public option.

To access the Edit Collection page for one of your Collections, click the My Cloud tab on the top navigation and then click My Collections. Find and click on the Collection in question to see the Collection details, and then click the "Edit" button on the left-hand side.

Before making a Collection public, you will need to confirm that you have read and understood the SIRcloud Terms of Use.