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  • How to host a Community Scanning day
        As members of the cultural heritage community, we want our collections and activities to reflect all people in our communities . Hosting a community scanning day is an interactive, participatory way to collect--and digitize--memories from our communities for the sake of documenting our own history. However, a lot of planning ...
      As members of the cultural heritage community, we want our collections and ...
  • Creating Virtual Exhibits
        Learn how to use the Virtual Exhibit feature to create virtual exhibits or tell stories about your collection content. We will walk you through exhibit styling, creating pages and layout options, choosing images and creating text blocks, adding links, external images, and more.
      Learn how to use the Virtual Exhibit feature to create virtual exhibits ...
  • Adding & Managing Groups
        Groups are a great way to aggregate and manage records in your collection. Want to create Virtual Exhibits, Slide Shows or Featured Groups for your VITA site? This video will show you how to add and manage groups to make collection management a breeze.
      Groups are a great way to aggregate and manage records in your ...
  • Templates & Batch Uploads
        Use template records to assign common metadata to different files . Naturally, this means you might want to upload a batch of image files as well. Learn how to create your templates, then use templates to apply common data to a series of image files and batch upload to your ...
      Use template records to assign common metadata to different files . Naturally, ...
  • User Contributions
        Gather user contributions with this embedded module. Learn how it works and how to customize and broadcast your contribute module. Note: this is a live recording webinar from December 2016.
      Gather user contributions with this embedded module. Learn how it works and ...
  • Adding & Customizing Web Pages
        Use additional web pages to provide information about your collection, project scope, policies or your organization. Learn how to customize and link to your web pages. Note: this is a live recording webinar from December 2016.
      Use additional web pages to provide information about your collection, project scope, ...
  • My Favourites - User Bookmarking
        My Favourites encourages your viewers bookmark items from across all VITA collections, organize them, add their own notes and tags, all within a secure environment. Learn about the public uses for the module and how to activate and customize the dialogue boxes for your users.
      My Favourites encourages your viewers bookmark items from across all VITA collections, ...
  • Activate RSS Atom & Podcast Broadcasting Options
        Upload consistent branding and customize your presence in the RSS and Podcast environments.
      Upload consistent branding and customize your presence in the RSS and Podcast ...
  • Adding Audio Files Webinar
        1. Adding audio files Enhance your digital collections by adding Oral Histories and other audio files. This webinar will show you how.
      1. Adding audio files Enhance your digital collections by adding Oral Histories ...
  • Working with Newspapers
        If you are managing existing or creating new content from full-run newspapers, then this video will provide a quick tour of the public display for newspaper content. We will walk through every step of data management as well as adding and describing publication records.
      If you are managing existing or creating new content from full-run newspapers, ...
  • Managing and Customizing your VITA Site
        Your designated site administrator is responsible for certain aspects of the VITA workflows and hosted site display. This introduction will walk through the customization options and branding workflows for your VITA site. Learning to manage and customize your site is good for any new site administrators and existing VITA users.
      Your designated site administrator is responsible for certain aspects of the VITA ...
  • Adding & Managing Records Webinars
        1. Adding a record with a file A basic walk through of adding a new record and uploading an image file, plus a reverse view. Learn about uploading files, using alternate display options like reverse and detail views. 2. Adding descriptive data The most viewed part of your record ...
      1. Adding a record with a file A basic walk through of ...
  • Adding a record without a file 6.1
        Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital file for it? No problem. Build records without having to upload a digital file. Great for clippings and articles, or to establish records you want to add to later.
      Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital ...
  • Search and Update Records
        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 ...
      This manual will show you how to quickly find and update specific ...
  • Introduction to VITA
        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 ...
      A brief overview of how to harness the power of VITA for ...
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Training Videos


This series of on demand training videos will help guide you to harness the power of VITA for your digital collections. We cover everything from managing your site through to adding & managing records, adding newspapers and issues, streaming video and adding audio files, and more!