Creating Resource Versions

Creating a new version of a resource creates a new snapshot copy of the existing resource as a totally separate resource. The old version is still available in HydroShare so you can reference it, but it cannot be edited. Only the newest version of a resource will be discoverable via the HydroShare search interface. 

New resource versions have their own content and unique identifier. You can make whatever modifications you want to the new version. The new version will contain a link back to the previous version and the previous version will have a link to the next version. Versioning can be repeated resulting in a sequence of multiple versions each linked to the next and previous versions. Only the most recent version can be edited or deleted. If you delete the most recent version, the previous version becomes the most recent and will then become editable.

To create a new version of a resource, click on the “Create New Version” button on the resource’s landing page.

A resource titled "MOPEX 2". Author and owner is Liza Brazil, sharing status is private, and beneath the "open with" blue button from left to right are the "manage access" button, the "copy resource" button, the "create a new version of this resource" button, and the "edit resource" button. The "create a new version of this resource" button is selected with a text box pop up beneath it that contains teh words "create a new version of this resource"

You will receive a warning about how new versions work. Click the “Create New Version” button to dismiss this. When the new version has been created, you will notice a link to the older version just below the title of the resource. The old version will also have a link to the new version so you can traverse forward and back in the version chain.

the same resource as above, but beneath the title, is a line of text that says "An older version of this resource is available" and contains the link to the older version of the resource.

Copy a Resource

If you discover a resource that you want to make a copy of, which may include resources that you or other HydroShare users created, click on the title for that resource on the Discover page to visit the landing page for that resource and select the “Copy this resource” icon, pictured below.

The blue "open with" button above the red "add to my resources" tray icon and the two page "copy this resource" icon. The copy resource icon is circled.

You will then be prompted to accept the license agreement for the resource you are copying. Once you accept the license, a complete copy of the resource will be created, including the content files for the resource. The copy will then appear in your resources list on your My Resources page.