ARCS makes it easy to get your research in the cloud. Navigate to the uploader
from anywhere in ARCS by clicking
Upload in the top-right corner.
To start uploading, drag one or more files into the uploader, or choose some
with the file browser by clicking
ARCS supports most image and document formats. You can upload JPEGs, PNGs, TIFFs, PDFs, Word Documents, RTFs and several other formats. Video and audio files are not currently supported.
After you've selected your files, they'll appear in the uploader and begin
uploading immediately. Each upload's progress is shown in a blue bar. This
will change to
Done when the file is finished uploading. You can remove a file
at any time by clicking the × next to it.
Each upload has a title, identifier and type field that can be filled in. A title is a more colloquial name for an object and the identifier is a unique name for a resource that could have information stored in the name. You should at least provide a title and type for each upload, but you can add the rest later.
When everything has finished uploading, the total progress changes to
Done and the
Upload & Fill in Metadata button is enabled. Although the files
have already been uploaded, they are not resources just yet. That happens when
Upload & Fill in Metadata. After clicking, you'll be redirected to
the search page, where you can apply additional metadata to the newly uploaded
resources using the batch editing tools.
If your browser has trouble with the batch uploader, you can also try our basic
uploader, which allows you to upload files one at time. It's not very fancy,
but it provides a way for users unable to upgrade their browser to upload
resources. Navigate to the basic uploader by clicking
Basic on the uploading
You can then enter the title and the keyword associated with the resource and select the type of the resource from the drop down as shown below:
If you have trouble uploading, here's what you can do:
Sometimes uploads can get lost in transit, or the server fails to process your request. In this case, just refresh the page and try again. If the problem persists, let us know.
Each upload can be up to 100 megabytes in size. If a file is larger than that, you'll see an error message. Often, these large files are high resolution PDFs. When that's the case, here are two solutions:
Add to collection...to put the pieces back together.
Each upload may take a maximum of 6 minutes. If your internet connection is slow and the file is especially large, it may timeout.
Sometimes our image processor will fail to make a thumbnail or will skip a page of a PDF. You can ask it to try again, through the reprocess dialog on every resource page.
Have a different problem? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to help.