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Stanford ALL-Image Exchange (SALLIE)

Manage and share your photos

In September 2024, rates will change for several technology services provided by University IT. View FY25 rate changes.

As of April 2024, the new SALLIE is now live. We invite you to try out the platform and experience for yourself the improved media library usability and accessibility, robust search functionality, and performance optimization.

SALLIE (Stanford ALL-Image Exchange) is Stanford's campus-wide system for managing and sharing digital photo assets used for communications.   Digital asset management (DAM) systems help organizations to store, organize, find, retrieve, and share their entire digital content catalog from one place —  a single source of truth for valuable digital assets.

At Stanford, we call our DAM SALLIE – the Stanford ALL-Image Exchange – after Leland Stanford’s horse, Sallie Gardner.

Groups and departments at Stanford use SALLIE to store and manage collections of digital media assets, primarily photographs, to organize and “tag” files with metadata. Departments then have the option of making some, all, or none of their assets available to the rest of the Stanford community via the SALLIE web interface.

Stanford community members seeking photos to enliven websites, brochures, posters, or other media can log in to the SALLIE website to find and download images shared by various groups and departments. Metadata stored with each image provides information about usage rights and restrictions.  

SALLIE is available for use by any school, department, or organization with a direct Stanford University affiliation. SALLIE is primarily intended for storing and managing communication-related assets; it is not intended for research, academic, or other types of digital assets. SALLIE is not available for personal use by individuals.

 

Features

Feature Legacy SALLIE New SALLIE
Overview All assets uploaded prior to 10/4/23 are available for download and use by all Stanford groups and departments. Assets are no longer being uploaded to Legacy SALLIE. As of 04/02/24, all assets have been uploaded to SALLIE and are available for use by the Stanford community.
Platform Cumulus Mediavalet
Usage Download only Download and upload
Shared features
  • Self-serve access to a broad range of digital assets
  • Centrally maintained system available for use by all Stanford groups and departments
  • Secure storage for digital assets with regular backups of assets and metadata
  • Optional ability to share assets via the SALLIE website
  • Provides an archival repository of shared images for use by the Stanford community
  • Self-serve access to a broad range of digital assets
  • Centrally maintained system available for use by all Stanford groups and departments
  • Secure storage for digital assets with regular backups of assets and metadata
  • Provides a repository of shared images for use by the Stanford community
Differentiators  
  • Managed, time-based access for assets shared with external parties, e.g., agencies, freelancers, and the media
  • Modern, easy to use search capabilities
  • Highly structured metadata to improve findability.
Value Enable consistent brand usage and reinforce university guidance for asset usage and access centralized management of licensed images Enable consistent brand usage and reinforce university guidance for asset usage and access centralized management of licensed images

Designed for

Current faculty, staff, and students

Requirements

Anyone with a SUNet ID can access the images shared via the SALLIE website. Use of the Cumulus application to store and manage digital assets requires a full-service SUNet ID.

Data security

May only be used to store Low Risk Data, as defined by the Information Security Office. Images in SALLIE are for non-commercial university purposes only.

Rates

Free of charge

Get started

  • Any member of the Stanford community may access and use the images shared on the new SALLIE platform. To get started, log into SALLIE (sallie.stanford.edu) with your SUNet ID
  • Those who wish to use SALLIE to store and manage a collection of digital media assets need to request an account.

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Please submit a Help request.

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Last modified April 4, 2024