The Conservation Drainage Media Library is designed to increase understanding of innovative drainage practices by providing readily accessible images, videos, graphic illustrations, and other media that can be used in education and other non-commercial activities. Researchers and educators have free access to download and use media files with proper attribution. All files contain metadata, including credit, description, and licensing information, within the file properties.
Media file type: Media contributions may be of many different types (.jpg, .png, .gif, .svg, .pdf, .mp4, .mov). Images, graphic illustrations, videos, animations, design drawings, and maps are examples of suitable media.
Media subjects: All aspects of subsurface drainage, emphasizing conservation drainage practices are welcome. Categories that will be used to organize the library include the following:
- Controlled drainage
- Saturated buffer
- Drainage water recycling
- Treatment wetland
- Tile installation
- Sampling and instrumentation
- Need for drainage
- Drainage designs
- 2 Stage ditches
Media quality: The quality of the media should be what you would be comfortable using yourself. The key feature is that people should be able to learn from the products. The quality should be good but need not be outstanding, particularly if the media show a subject that is unusual that most viewers would not have other opportunities to see.
Media ownership and attribution: You must own the media; this is the responsibility of the media contributor and the Conservation Drainage Network does not assume that responsibility. If the media contains recognizable people, those people must have given their permission for use. The original photographer, creator, or owner (for a work created for hire) will retain ownership of the media and will be listed under “Credit”. All media will be licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which will be added to the medial file properties.
Media upload and review: Media may be submitted to the Conservation Drainage Media Library as individual files or as a group of files. Media submissions will be reviewed for completeness and appropriateness by a subcommittee of the Conservation Drainage Network Organizing Committee prior to incorporation in the media library. All media will be required to have the following information:
- Category tag (up to two)
Method 1: Upload Individual Files
Method 2: Upload a Batch of Media Files
- Select your media files to upload and put them in a folder
- Rename files with your name. An easy way to do this is to select all files in the folder, right click and rename the first file with “FirstInitial.LastName_” The others will be renamed automatically.
- Complete this Excel Sheet to describe each media file. Place an “X” for the appropriate category tags for each file. Save the Excel Sheet to your folder.
- Zip your folder and name it “FirstInitial.LastName”
- Upload your zipped folder using the form below.