Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Do I need to register to use the catalog?
A1: No. The catalog was developed so that any user, registered or not, can browse through the available information. Registration is required if you are interested in uploading brochures or other educational materials to the database. Registered users are also be able to leave comments and rate the available materials.
Q2: How come the pictures in the catalog are so small?
A2: All of the catalog images have been compressed for easier loading. If you wish to see an enlarged image please click directly on the picture and a new window will open. Most browsers will then give you the option of magnifying the image further.
Q3: When I scroll through the catalog all I see is a brief overview - where is the rest of the information?
A3: Please click the link below the summary titled "View More Information" for additional information or click "Complete Catalog Description" for information on how to contact the publisher and additional details about how to obtain a copy of the material.
Q4: Why should I add my own materials to the catalog?
A4: The more up-to-date and complete the catalog is the more valuable it will be as an education and outreach tool. This catalog was intentionally created to be user supported rather than relying on a single entity to keep the materials current. In addition, you are able to edit any of the catalog information you submit so that changes can be made if you print a new version or make other changes to the availability of the materials.
Q5: I don't have an image of my materials - how do I get a default image?
A5: Default images are posted here: http://www.clr.pdx.edu/projects/outreach/edoutimages/ and are available for you to download and use when you add your entry to the catalog.
Q6: I uploaded a .gif file but it is not displayed. What did I do wrong?
A6: The image software can not create a thumbnail from .gif images. Please convert your image to a .jpg (you can do this using a program like Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and save as) and reload it.