How to add links to objects
To upload material to the site users must first register themselves. E2BN will then check individual's credentials and eligibility and only then will a username and password be issued.
In order to add material you must first login to the gallery - see the helpsheet entitled ‘How to register and login' if you are unsure.
It is a possible to add links to items in the gallery. These links can be to external websites, to audio or video files on another server or website, to other images or albums in the gallery itself or to audio or video clips in the gallery collection.
This means that, for instance, you could add a collection of images of London during the blitz which was linked to an audio interview with a person who lived through the events and was an eye-witness. They could also be linked to a website such as The British Pathe Film Archive or to the BBC People's War website or E2BN's own ‘War Witness' site.
Creating links to websites
Once you have uploaded an image to the gallery you can add links from a specific image to a web address.
You will need to be logged in to the gallery to do this. Once you are logged in, find the image you wish to create a link from and click on the ‘edit Details' button on its thumbnail panel.
This will take you to a page where you can edit and add to information about this image. At the top of the page you will see the information which was added when the image was originally uploaded - the title, description, subject relevance etc.
If you scroll down beyond these sections you will come to the section entitled ‘Related links'
In this section you can add up to five related links for each image.
If, for example, you wished to add a link from the image of the Martello tower above to the English Heritage website which features this building then you will need to do the following:
1.In your web browser locate the web page you wish to link to
2.Highlight the link in the Address Bar
3.You can now do one of three things - they all do the same thing:
a.Click on the Edit menu and select Copy
b.Right-click on the highlighted address and select Copy
c.Hold down the ‘Ctrl' and the ‘C' key together
4.Now go back to the Gallery page and to the ‘Related Links' section and paste the link into the ‘URL 1' box. You can do this by doing one of the following three things:
a.Click on the Edit menu and select Paste
b.Right-click inside the URL 1 box and select Paste
c.Hold down the ‘Ctrl' and the ‘V' key together
5.The URL will appear in the URL1 box and you should now add some text for this link in the box below which is headed ‘Caption 1' - this is the text that will actually appear on the page as the link which can be clicked.
6.To add further web links repeat steps 1 - 5
Creating links to other items in the gallery
As every album and every individual item in the gallery has its own URL or web address it is therefore possible to create link from any one item to any other. When you view an image you will see that it has a specific address, as with the image below:
This image of Lulworth Cove has a web address which is:
The gallery which it lives in - Dorset Coast - has a web address which is:
So by using the same method as described earlier to link to a web site it is possible to link from one picture to another picture or album or video/audio clip.
In the example below the image of the concourse at Liverpool Street Station has been linked to a file in the sound gallery which is a recording made inside the station:
You may find in some cases that where links have not been added by users that the system selects links to add itself. These are created on the basis of common keywords or words in the image title. Sometimes these are very relevant and sometimes less so.
How to add links to objects
Page updated: 21 Sep 2011