This chapter describes collections and libraries, two concepts in Vidispine used to group items. The main differences between collections and libraries are:

  • Collections can have metadata attached to them, libraries cannot.

  • Collections can contain sub collections and can also contain libraries. Libraries can only contain items.

  • Libraries can have dynamic content. You can attach an item search document to a library, and have it automatically update its content based on which items match the query.

Both can be assigned access controls and storage rules that apply to the items, and for collections, libraries and sub collections in them.