All resources are categorised or tagged with an attribute called Media Type (type of resource). The name of each media type attribute may be edited. New media types can be created and existing media types can be merged or removed.

Media Types

Infiniti reserved media types display in italic font. Their name can be changed but they will always display in italic font. Reserved media type are used for automatic background processing in some areas. Media types allow resources to be categorised based on the format of the resource. This information can be useful for patrons searching for resources in a specific format.

Common media types:

  1. Physical resources may include; book, kit, audio disk (audio media on a disk), video disk (a physical disk containing one or more videos).
  2. Digital resources include; digital video file (a digital video in its own right), audio file, ebook, PDF, website, document, image, Youtube, etc.
Tip: If a resource can have a physical barcode label attached to it then it is a physical resource, if it can't have a barcode label attached to it then it is a digital resource.

Infiniti has some system reserved media types for specific automatic processes and identifies these by displaying their name in italic font. There are no rules governing the number of media types you may define and use.

Note: System reserved Media Types cannot be merged or deleted.

Physical Media
Digital Media
Audio diskAudio file
Resource Boxebinder
Text BookFile
Video diskImage


Video file




Media Types can system reserved media or they can be locally defined media. These may be non-digital or digital media types.

Manage Media Types

Go to: Configure > Library > Media Types 

  1. - create a new media type.
  2. Icon - select a suitable icon to represent this media type.
  3. Name - provide a short descriptive for the media type.
  4. Digital Media Type:
    1. - select if this is physical media, e.g., book, poster, kit, DVD, or similar. Tip: If it is possible to handle/touch this media then it is physical media.
    2. - select if this is digital media, e.g., image, PDF document, video file, audio file, podcast, website, or similar. Tip: If it is not possible to handle/touch this media then it is digital media. Note: You can optionally provide suitable text for mouse over Link Label instructions displayed for OPAC patrons advising how to access or open this digital media, e.g., Watch video, or Listen to podcast, or View image, or Read PDF. If you do not provide suitable text the default Click to link will display. If you edit this text at a future time the new text will not apply retrospectively. A digital media type is delivered directly to the patron's device when they click on it.
  5. Link Label - type your preferred prompt students will see for this Media Type in their search results. Note: This prompt displays when the student hovers over the digital resource in OPAC and is only available for digital resources like; eBooks, eAudiobooks, video, and podcasts. Helpful prompts might be Read now, Listen now, Watch now.
  6. - if you change an existing Link Label prompt, save the change, and update all existing label prompts for this Media Type.
  7. Asset - if this is resource is an asset. Note: Assets are physical resources that have a serial number and possibly a separate asset tag  and include resources like cameras, laptops, eBook readers. This option will only display if you have Assets enabled.
  8. - edit an existing Media type name. The change will be immediately reflected in all bibliographic records with that media type.
  9. - merge one media type into another. Note: This action is not reversible and is only possible for locally defined media types and not system Media types.