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New SALLIE Launched in Beta

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The new SALLIE (Stanford ALL-Image Exchange) has launched in beta mode —

The updated campus-wide digital image management platform optimizes user experience with: 

  • Modern, easy-to-use search capabilities
  • Highly structured metadata to improve findability
  • Cloud-based asset management, no longer requires asset managers and editors to install a desktop client
  • Managed, time-based access for assets shared with external parties, e.g., agencies, freelancers, and the media

While in beta…

Running the new SALLIE in beta mode lets you try the platform while the project team focuses on migrating a repository of approximately 1 million high-resolution Stanford images. 

Here’s what you need to know as you begin using SALLIE in beta: 

  • A selection of media assets in University Communications’ catalogs are currently available in the new system. Other assets will gradually become available as they are migrated from the legacy system. 
  • The legacy SALLIE system is still running with access to old files in download-only mode. 
  • Units that had the ability to upload media to the legacy SALLIE now have the ability to upload media to the new beta SALLIE. The download and upload process is the same on the new platform.
  • All assets will be available in the new system in early spring 2024, and the legacy SALLIE will no longer be accessible. 
  • During our migration, you may see asset data labeled as “Legacy.” When the full migration is complete, all attributes will be cleaned up and simplified.

Why SALLIE is changing

The legacy platform is currently powered by Cumulus, a digital asset management product that will retire before year-end. University Communications and University IT have partnered to implement MediaValet as the replacement vendor because of their nimble and cohesive approach to taxonomy and migration. 

Learn more

  • For training and support resources, visit the SALLIE service page
  • For questions about this change or the new SALLIE, please contact Maria Maravilla, director of business system operations in the Office of Development, at
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