Quick reference guide to uploading a folder with metadata
In this ‘How-to guide’ I describe the steps to bulk upload metadata alongside your folders and files in Starter. This feature is available to all Starter users - view the guide here.
Easy to follow video training
Here’s a short training video that’s easy to follow along as I walk you through the process of preparing and uploading metadata and files in bulk.
Top-tips when completing your metadata template
This sample template includes 8 top-tips to consider when completing your template ready for upload into Starter. (example for DC)
I am a Starter user. When I click on the ADD drop-down menu, I am not presented with options to download a metadata template, or upload a folder with metadata. Please could you help. Thanks.
This feature is being rolled out to all Starter users today so please try again a bit later. If you are still not seeing it tomorrow morning please let me know.
Hi Anita. The brand new feature has only just been launched today and each Starter region is being rolled out through the day. If you log on tomorrow morning you should see the option to upload a folder with metadata under the ‘Add’ button .
Many thanks for your prompt response. I look forward very much to trying out this new feature. Anita.
Does this tool allow you to upload and apply metadata to files in subfolders? I tried to do so but have so far only been able to get it to recognize files and corresponding metadata when I upload in a flat file structure. I WILL upload folder by folder if I have to, though I would prefer not to if possible.
You should be able to upload metadata in a single csv file that then corresponds to files in multiple folders, providing the filenames match exactly. You will likely get multiple warnings that there is no metadata at the folder level though but this can be ignored.
Testing this utility out, it works as described on the tin. However, I do want to be able to set the main Metadata properties fields (Name and Description), and importing folders of files using either Dublin Core or Mods templates only fill in their metadata.
Is there a way to populate the Title and Description fields for the asset other than typing them in individually for each asset?
Thanks for the question. The Title field for an asset is automatically derived from the asset (file) name, and the Description fields is an optional field. There isn’t currently an automated or bulk process that can update these fields, so yes, typing is the only method. If you would like this to become a new feature, please submit the idea here .
I hope this answers your question.