Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Create an asset library, part of Business Apps for SharePoint Monthly.
- [Instructor] Picture libraries are fine for images but when I want to store and get the most out of audio and video files and also some images, then I'm going to add an asset library rather than a picture library. I begin by clicking the gear to go to Settings. Choose Add an app. And, I don't see it right at the top so I'm going to enter asset in my search box. There's my asset library. If you don't see the asset library in your list of apps, there are two choices, one would be to talk to your SharePoint admin and ask about the asset library.
If you are the SharePoint admin, then what you want to do is activate the publishing infastructure for SharePoint. Simply go to your site settings and to the site collection and turn on publishing. When you do, you'll have access to the asset library app. This is going to be called InstallAssets. No spaces because I'm creating a URL as well as a name here. I'm returned to Installs, to my site contents.
This is not Site Assets, which a wiki library. This is InstallAssets, which is a list. You would have thought it was a library, right? Nope, it's a list, although libraries are lists. I'm going to quickly go in and tweak one of the settings here. Notice that this a legacy list type, therefore we have a ribbon. I'm going to choose Library, Library Settings. And, change the list name description to be Installation Assets. This description is going to be video, audio, and image assets for the installation teams.
Use in presentations, reports, and other documents. Display this is on the Quick Launch? Yes, I want them to be able to get to it, and I'm going to click Save. I'm returned to Settings and here we are in our Installation Assets, new asset library.