You could simply upload all files as files and categorize/tag them. Not sure image library is best since you have non-image files you want to include/categorize.
Thanks. I'd really like to be able for users to see a thumbnail so they actually see what the image and then they can determine if they want to download it or not and see what format it's available in. Just uploading them into categories doesn't allow for the thumbnail view.
I also tried to lay out a table on a page, but it's getting unmanageable and i'm capped at 50 attachments (I have about 400+ files to organize where about 1/3 of them need to be a thumb nail and then the available formats/languages could be just links). So this isn't super ideal either.
Really hoping others have some suggestions?
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Mia Crampton - I see discussions like this pop up every now and then, for both internal and external communities. I think you'll need to decide how important this use case is for your end users. Jive offers OOB functionality, but more often than not, it will only get you 80% there. For some customers, that's enough. For others, it's not.
The remaining 20% is up to additional investment: This usually ends up being accomplished through a combination of grunt work and extensive end user training (ex: "Here's how to create categories/bookmarks", "Be sure to look at attachments for translations", etc.)
Through custom Add Ons (ex: build/buy an Add On that has all the thumbnails, translation, bells and whistles, etc.). Look to thePartner Community and people like Paladin Group, formerly JCS Consulting if you are considering in the latter option.
Here's a related conversation I stumbled upon that hit on a similar use case with some additional examples/case studies:
Hope this helps!
Mia, thanks for coming up with this.
Please have a look at Addon - "document manager for Jive" by fme AG. At the moment it will fit some of your use cases because we have previews for pdf and images (with zoom).
If it makes sense to you we can discuss your additional requirements. Our Beta will start in a few weeks and it make senses to get additional Feedback for useful use cases.
Cc: Fredrik Olsson
I think the solution is something between the two.
For image files, you use the image type so you have the thumbnail. For documents with multiple language versions, you use the document format and attach the language versions at the bottom and show a screen capture of the doc's front page in the document content itself. You can categorize the different content types so that people coming to your "repository" space can just see the Infographics, or just the Images, or whatever else you have.
That's the approach I would take.
Mia - take a look over here: Space: Clients | JCS Consulting Group, Inc.
This is still a work in process (we are still filling out the data - be nice!) - but is this directionally going where you want to go?
Perhaps with some organization by document type, language, product line etc?