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  • My Favourites module 6.1
        Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
      Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
  • Relabelling Pages & Sections in Newspaper Issues 6.1
        If you need to relabel the page numbers or section numbers for a newspaper issue, this should help with quick tips for navigating to the issue in question, identifying supplements, deleting duplicate page images, and navigating between issues. The relabelling process can also be used for multipage items like books, ...
      If you need to relabel the page numbers or section numbers for ...
  • Subjects Checklist 6.1
        The Subjects Checklist is a new feature, released with the VITA 6.1 upgrade. This link allows you to review all subjects assigned to your agency records and strategically update or remove those terms to help clean the thesaurus and enable better aggregation of your collection items.
      The Subjects Checklist is a new feature, released with the VITA 6.1 ...
  • Agency Management 6.1
        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. Use this guide to navigate to the features you want to manage including: Agency profile: Labels and addresses User accounts (Personnel) Image ...
      Anyone with level 3 security can see and manage agency screens in ...
  • Managing & Customizing Your VITA Site 6.1
        Contributing organizations that use VITA 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 re: site and/or toolkit news ...
      Contributing organizations that use VITA need a designated site administrator. The site ...
  • Working with JPEG2000s 6.1
        Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays as well as in batch uploads. Plus, how to add credit statements or logos on JP2 viewer.
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      Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays ...
  • Streaming Videos 6.1
        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. <br. Upload Thumbnail + “Heroshot” Upload videos Adding & Replacing chapter & Chapter image files Video transcription Embedding & Managing YouTube Videos
      Want to add videos to your collection? Have a youtube channel you ...
  • Working with Audio 6.1
        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 & replacing chapters & chapter thumbnails Adding chapter-level transcription Adding full text transcription
      Enhance your collection by adding oral histories and other audio features. The ...
  • Adding and Managing Records 6.1
        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 or keyword: Getting Started Adding Records Creating Records in VITA Display Screen File/Technical Data Descriptive Data Geographic Data Administrative Data ...
      Master the basics of how to add and manage records in your ...
  • Newspapers 6.1: Publications & Issues
        If you're working with full-run newspapers - whether you are doing it in-house or have had a collection ingested - this manual helps explain how to add and manage Newspaper Parent Publication records and Add Issues to those Publications.
      If you're working with full-run newspapers - whether you are doing it ...
  • Newspapers 6.1: Indexing Articles & BMDs
        If you are indexing Newspaper content, like articles, clippings or Birth, Marriage and Death records,this manual will help you understand the best practices and workflows for adding those index records to your VITA collection and adding linked indexing for full-run newspaper discovery.
      If you are indexing Newspaper content, like articles, clippings or Birth, Marriage ...
  • Exhibits Manual 6.1
        Use the Exhibits feature to create collections and stories to enhance your VITA site and its contents. The Exhibits Manual is broken down into the following sections: Add Or Update Exhibit Full Record Labels & Links Style Additional Styling Elements Add / Manage Content Page / Panel Management Adding & ...
      Use the Exhibits feature to create collections and stories to enhance your ...
  • User Contributions: Module Settings, Displaying & Featuring 6.1
        The contribution module is a tool for soliciting, gathering and displaying stories of and from your community. This manual will show you how to configure your Contribution module, and display and showcase your Contributed items.
      The contribution module is a tool for soliciting, gathering and displaying stories ...
  • Template Records & Batch Uploads 6.1
        How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
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      How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
  • Multipage Text Documents 6.1
        VITA allows you to 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 JPG2000 page display. The manual is broken ...
      VITA allows you to upload and manage the variety of complex text ...
  • Managing Groups 6.1
        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 ...
      One of the features of VITA is the ability to create “groups” ...
  • 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.
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      Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital ...
  • Infographics
        ODW-produced infographics with quick tips about using VITA, showcasing collections and helping users search and discover your collections.
      ODW-produced infographics with quick tips about using VITA, showcasing collections and helping ...
  • Adding Media Types Quick Tips
        A quick tips infographic on the proper use of Media Types when assigning them to your files.
      A quick tips infographic on the proper use of Media Types when ...
  • Adding Metadata Quick Tips
        A quick tips infographic on adding metadata to your records
      A quick tips infographic on adding metadata to your records
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