IR@UF: Loading Large Files & Data Sets IR@UF: User Supports and Workflows for Items with Large Files With the online self submission tools, users can create metadata and upload materials directly through the online tools for the IR@UF. As of November 2013, most users have found that the online tools are best for files of several 100MB or less. The maximum file size that can be loaded through the online system varies because it is limited by factors including the local user computer, web browser, web connection, and other factors. In order to ensure users are not inconvenienced by any limits, there are many additional ways for transferring and loading files. For items with files that are too large to load using the online interface, the u ser normal ly create s the item with metadata only Then, the user emails IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu with the permanent link for the item and information on the file transfer process following one of the methods below. Users in the UF Libraries, Transferring & Loading Large Files: Internal Server UF users in the UF Libraries can transfer large files using the specified internal library server, which all in the libraries can access. Users in the UF Libraries should copy files to this internal server address: \ \ ad.ufl.edu \ uflib \ SharedProjects \ UFDC \ _Process_load_archive_etc Users should then email IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu with the permanent link for the item and confirms that the files on are on the internal server. Users at UF, Transferring & Loading Large Files: FileExpress UF users can transfer files using Dropbox Users should email IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu with the permanent link for the item and request to transfer files via Dropbox. The IRManager will respond and provide a link to a Dropbox folder for depositing files. The user should email the IR Manager once the files have been shared. The IR Manager will email the user once the files have been loaded to the IR. N on UF Users For non UF users, a number of other methods (FTP, mailing DVDs, etc.) are supported. Users should contact IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu with any questions.