Collections provide a flexible mechanism for associating related HydroShare resources together (e.g., for a specific study, site, or experiment). A collection is a resource type that holds a list of other HydroShare resources. For example, the following is the content list for a collection of four HydroShare resources:

HydroShare does not impose restrictions on the purpose of a collection or on the number, types, publication status, or permissions settings associated with resources in a collection. See here for some example collection resources. 

When resources are added to a collection, a relationship is automatically created that relates each member resource to its collection resource, and the collections that a resource is part of are displayed on the Resource Landing Page for that resource:

How do I enable or disable other users’ ability to add my resource to a collection?

If you do not want your resource to be added to any collection created by any other user, uncheck the “Shareable” checkbox under the Sharing Status. This will limit the ability of other users to re-share your resource, and it will prevent the resource from being added to a collection without your knowledge. If you want to allow specific users to add your resource to collections they own:

  1. Give the user at least “View” permissions on the resource.
  2. Check the box next to the “Shareable” attribute under “Sharing Status” on the resource’s landing page.