The home page is the starting point for users of Asset Bank. If public users (those that have not logged in) are allowed access to certain items then the home page is the first page that users will see when they visit the application. Otherwise all users must log in before they see the home page (or any other page in the application).
The "featured image" is the large image shown towards the top right of the home page. Any image in the system can be shown here (either a single image or one on rotation from a pre-determined set). What appears is managed by an administrator.
The "recently added" panel shows a number of items that have recently been added to Asset Bank, and which the current user has permission to see. Clicking the 'See all recent items' link will take you to the Recent Items page where you will see up to 100 of the most recently added assets.
Depending on how Asset Bank is configured you may see another list of thumbnails, similar to recently added, called promoted images. These are defined by a system administrator and can be useful for highlighting images of special importance or topicality. Clicking on the "see all promoted images link" will take you to the Promoted Items page, where you will see all the items that have been promoted.
You can perform a "Quick search" from the home page. Simply enter one or more words into the search field and click "Go".
Asset Bank will then search for matches in the metadata of the items (i.e. title, description, author etc.) as well as searching within the contents of textual items (for example Word files). For a more specific search click on the 'Advanced Search ' link.
The "browse categories" area shows a list of descriptive categories so that you can browse for items by category.
This area enables you to browse the access levels that you have the right to see. Please note that this feature will not be visible if you can only see one access level, or if you are not making use of access levels in Asset Bank.