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  • Removing Personal Information
    Text       Quick guide to responding to requests for removal of personal information
    Text     Quick guide to responding to requests for removal of personal information
  • Working with Audio
    Text       Enhance your collection by adding oral histories and other audio features. The Manual is broken down into the following sections Add “hero shot” or image to establish audio record Add Audio file(s) Adding chapter-level transcription Add full transcription
    Text     Enhance your collection by adding oral histories and other audio features. The Manual is broken down into the following sections Add “hero shot” or image to establish audio record Add ...
  • My Favourites module
    Text       Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
    Text     Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
  • Uploading Videos with V6
    TextVideocomment       Want to add videos to your collection? Have a youtube channel you want to link to your VITA site? This manual will show you how.
    TextVideocomment     Want to add videos to your collection? Have a youtube channel you want to link to your VITA site? This manual will show you how.
  • Order Reproductions option
    TextImage       A short description on how to activate and customize the "order reproductions" option offered on the full size image display.
    TextImage     A short description on how to activate and customize the "order reproductions" option offered on the full size image display.
  • Action Items - Comments, Generic thumbnails, Links, Contributions & Testimonials
    TextImage       Part of agency management, this manual will walk you through reviewing and approving comments, reviewing records with only generic thumbnails, reviewing and correcting links associated with your records. Contributions and Testimonials are also action Items, but have separate manuals.
    TextImage     Part of agency management, this manual will walk you through reviewing and approving comments, reviewing records with only generic thumbnails, reviewing and correcting links associated with your records. Contributions and ...
  • Working with Newspapers
    Text       You have the option of downloading either the complete manual or by chapter level. The manual is divided into the following chapters: Add/Edit a Newspaper Publication Pg 3 Add/Edit Issue-Single File Pg 6 Add/Edit Issue-Multiple Files Pg 21 Add Article/Clipping Pg 32 Add BMD & Extra Metadata Pg 33
    Text     You have the option of downloading either the complete manual or by chapter level. The manual is divided into the following chapters: Add/Edit a Newspaper Publication Pg 3 Add/Edit Issue-Single ...
  • Agency Management
    Text       Anyone with level 3 security can see and manage agency screens in VITA as well as any action items. With different subscriptions come different options within agency management. The Basic screens are available to everyone, extra features are available to Regular, Plus and Newspaper subscribers. Use this guide to navigate ...
    Text     Anyone with level 3 security can see and manage agency screens in VITA as well as any action items. With different subscriptions come different options within agency management. The Basic ...
  • Managing & Customizing Your Site
    TextImage       Contributing organizations that use VITA to create a digital collection need a designated site administrator. The site administrator is responsible for: customizing site graphics maintaining and updating site and public interface information checking and approving comments, links, and other action items acting as the main contact for OurDigitalWorld staff in ...
    TextImage     Contributing organizations that use VITA to create a digital collection need a designated site administrator. The site administrator is responsible for: customizing site graphics maintaining and updating site and public ...
  • Virtual Exhibits Manual
    Text       Use the Exhibits feature to create collections and stories to enhance your VITA site and its contents. The Virtual Exhibits Manual is broken down into the following sections: 1. Exhibits 2. Add or Update Exhibit 3. Full record File/Tech Description Geography Admin Groups Delete 4. Labels & text 5. Style ...
    Text     Use the Exhibits feature to create collections and stories to enhance your VITA site and its contents. The Virtual Exhibits Manual is broken down into the following sections: 1. Exhibits ...
  • Multipage Text Documents
    Text       VITA text management features help you upload and manage the variety of complex text objects you might find in your collections for better discovery and display. Use this manual to walk through the process of uploading multipage objects, PDFs, full text extraction, OCR processing, and Zoomify display. Also, see the ...
    Text     VITA text management features help you upload and manage the variety of complex text objects you might find in your collections for better discovery and display. Use this manual to ...
  • Adding and Managing Records
    Text       Master the basics of how to add and manage records in your VITA collection You have the option of downloading the complete manual, or searching for specific topics by chapter: 1. Getting Started 2. Adding Records 3. Creating Records in VITA 4. Display Screen 5. File/Technical Data 6. Descriptive Data ...
    Text     Master the basics of how to add and manage records in your VITA collection You have the option of downloading the complete manual, or searching for specific topics by chapter: ...
  • Adding a custom domain to your VITA Toolkit site
    Text       Planning to add your own custom Domain Name / custom URL to your VITA site? This guide will show you how.
    Text     Planning to add your own custom Domain Name / custom URL to your VITA site? This guide will show you how.
  • Adding JPEG2000 image files
    Text       Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays as well as in batch uploads.
    Text     Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays as well as in batch uploads.
  • Template Records & Batch Uploads
    Text       How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
    Text     How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
  • Managing Groups
    Text       One of the features of VITA is the ability to create “groups” of records. Creating "groups" facilitates better collection management, scoped search queries and result sets, and will prove invaluable when creating virtual exhibits when you want to showcase specific items in your collection. Groups also lets you customize the ...
    Text     One of the features of VITA is the ability to create “groups” of records. Creating "groups" facilitates better collection management, scoped search queries and result sets, and will prove invaluable ...
  • User Contributions, configuring, managing, and featuring
    Text       The contribution module is a great tool for soliciting, gathering and displaying stories of and from your community. This manual will show you how. The manual is broken down into the following sections: 1. Page/Module title 2. Module settings Add to Group URL Making contributions public Accept stories/files 3. Customizing ...
    Text     The contribution module is a great tool for soliciting, gathering and displaying stories of and from your community. This manual will show you how. The manual is broken down into ...
  • Adding a record without a file
    Text       Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital file for it? No problem. VITA accommodates data capture without having to upload a digital file. This manual will show you how!
    Text     Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital file for it? No problem. VITA accommodates data capture without having to upload a digital file. This manual ...
  • Search and Update Records
    Text       This manual will show you how to quickly find and update specific records in your collection. Contents: Part 1: Getting Started 1.1 Logging in Part 2: Searching and Updating 2.1 Search or Update Records 2.2 Prooflist 2.3 Top 100 Records 2.4 Record ID Part 3: Advanced Search 3.1 Limiting Keyword ...
    Text     This manual will show you how to quickly find and update specific records in your collection. Contents: Part 1: Getting Started 1.1 Logging in Part 2: Searching and Updating 2.1 ...
  • Introduction to VITA
    Text       A brief overview of how to harness the power of VITA for your digital collections. Learn how to apply the right metadata for greater resource discovery, faceted browsing and more! This manual also includes a set of recommendations for creating digital objects for uploading into VITA. Contents: Part 1: Applying ...
    Text     A brief overview of how to harness the power of VITA for your digital collections. Learn how to apply the right metadata for greater resource discovery, faceted browsing and more! ...
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