I have recently become the administrator of an Omeka site that has been running for a number of years and have been asked to upload a pdf file to a collection. Initially I tried to upload the document directly as a pdf file but received an error when I clicked “add item”:
The item was created and the metadata was saved, but without the file that was attached. I realized that the document was over the maximum file size limit, so I tried splitting it into parts and received the same message.
After speaking with colleagues I have found out that in the past items have been uploaded to an external server and then linked to the Omeka page, which is a process I am not familiar with. I have since uploaded the document to the external server, but I am unsure about how to put it in Omeka. Can anyone explain this process? Is there some way of adding a file that is linked out to a different server?
Apologies if this is an obvious question, thank you for any help you might be able to provide!