Information toward adding your own resources.
Why add your own resource?
As cool as the NSDL and other digital libraries are, we know that they do not have information about every page that may be useful to you. Because of this, we have provided the ability to add whatever resource you would like (provided that it has a Universal Resource Locator, or URL (wikipedia)
--see below for more information). Examples include images, MS Word or PDF documents, presentations, videos, etc. (Read more at selecting quality resources.)
To add your own resource, simply:
- choose the folder you wish it to be saved in
- type in a title (these are the words that your users will click on)
- paste or type in the URL for the resource
- click 'save'
There are some checks done to help ensure a well-formed URL, but in the end you may add about anything you want. Just tell the IA to not check it if it is how you want it and didn't work for us.
What is this URL stuff?
The Universal Resource Locator (URL) is nothing more than a location on the Web. Most of what you will use probably starts with 'http://' (meaning the hypertext scheme). There are other 'scheme' (or URL structures) on the Internet, for example: ftp, ldap, news, urn, and the list goes on.
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