70 Media Attributions

Thanks to contribution from BCcampus, users can format media attributions in an automated, standardized way by enabling the Media Attributions setting in their theme options. With the Media Attributions setting on, you can display the attribution metadata of your media files at the end of each chapter of your book.

This is helpful for users who, for example, are creating textbooks and may be using a large quantity of images from different sources.

This setting allows attribution information to be displayed at the end of each chapter after your body text and before your footnotes.

Image Attributions and footnotes on a webbook

Enabling the Media Attribution Setting

To enable the Media Attributions setting on your book, follow these steps:

  1. Click Appearance on the left-hand menu of your book’s dashboard
  2. Click Theme Options
  3. In the Global Options tab, scroll to Media Attributions
  4. Check the box next to “Display attributions at the end of a chapter”
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page

The Media Attributions option on the Global Options page.

Now, you can add your attribution information to each image in your media library.

Adding Attribution Metadata

There are two places where you could choose to input your attribution data.

Through the Media Library

If you upload your media to your media library before placing the image in a chapter, or if you’re entering attribution data for images that you’ve already placed throughout your book, it’s best to edit image attribution data in the Media Library page.

Find your book’s Media Library by going to Media > Library from the left-hand menu of your book’s dashboard.

All media items, including audio, video, and images, will be listed on the Media Library page. To add attribution data to a media file, follow these steps:

  1. In your Media Library, click on a media file

Click on a media file in the Media Library

2. Scroll down to Attributions on the right-hand side of the Attachment Details window

3. Enter your attribution metadata (such as Source URL, Author, Author URL, License, and more)

The attribution metadata fields can be filled in under ATTRIBUTIONS on the right-side of the Attachment Details window

4. Exit the Attachment Details window by clicking the X in the corner

Follow these steps for each image that you’d like attribution information included in your book for.

In the Chapter

If you’re entering images directly into a chapter instead of the media library, you can edit the image attribution inside the Add Media interface in the chapter editor. Follow these steps:

  1. Click Add Media
  2. Upload your file

Once the file is uploaded, you’ll be redirected to Media Library screen in the dialog box.

The Attributions metadata fields are on the right side of the box.

  1. Scroll down to Attributions on the right hand side of the screen
  2. Enter your attribution metadata (such as Source URL, Author, Author URL, License, and more)
  3. Click Insert Into Chapter

Repeat this process for each new image you insert.

NOTE: You can only add attribution metadata from within the chapter when you first upload an image. Afterward, all attribution metadata must be entered from the Media Library 

Prefer to watch and learn? Watch this instructional video, created by our friends at BCcampus.



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