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  • What if I told you...
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  • 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 ...
  • Cross-Ontario Exhibits
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  • Garafraxa
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  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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! ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • Annual Survey of Public Libraries 2017: Make your VITA Collection Count
    Text       A quick guide for gathering the right information about your VITA Collection & subscription for corresponding fields in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport's Annual Survey of Public Libraries 2017. Here's what counts... The Number of Records in the collection Your Subscription Your Site Traffic
    Text     A quick guide for gathering the right information about your VITA Collection & subscription for corresponding fields in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport's Annual Survey of Public Libraries ...
  • Ontario's Japanese History
    ExhibitText       A virtual exhibit exploring the history of people of Japanese descent in Ontario, Canada, using primary sources and digitized cultural heritage materials.
    ExhibitText     A virtual exhibit exploring the history of people of Japanese descent in Ontario, Canada, using primary sources and digitized cultural heritage materials.
  • Relabelling Pages & Sections in Newspaper Issues
    Text       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, ...
    Text     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, ...
  • Ontario Black History
    Exhibit       A virtual exhibit exploring the history of black people in Ontario, Canada, using primary sources and digitized cultural heritage materials.
    Exhibit     A virtual exhibit exploring the history of black people in Ontario, Canada, using primary sources and digitized cultural heritage materials.
  • Ontario Women's History
    ExhibitImage       A virtual exhibit exploring the history of women in Ontario, Canada, using primary sources and digitized cultural heritage materials.
    ExhibitImage     A virtual exhibit exploring the history of women in Ontario, Canada, using primary sources and digitized cultural heritage materials.
  • 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.
  • VITA Style - "Bright" template Tilted Pastel style tools
    ImageText       Use the contents of this record to style your VITA site in a bright, more playful theme, using a pastel colour scheme and tilted header spaces as well as other new additions for VITA6. The first pages in this set are the instructions on how to use the stylesheet (or ...
    ImageText     Use the contents of this record to style your VITA site in a bright, more playful theme, using a pastel colour scheme and tilted header spaces as well as other ...
  • Styling your Site
    GroupImageText       Use the group contents -- screenshots, instructions, favicon images, and more -- to add new style to your VITA site.
    GroupImageText     Use the group contents -- screenshots, instructions, favicon images, and more -- to add new style to your VITA site.
  • VITA Style - "Stark" template Navy Blue style tools
    Image       Use the contents of this record to style your VITA site in a stark navy theme, with unique home Search screen and other new additions for VITA6. The pages in this set is the instructions on how to use the stylesheet (or download from link on the right). The last ...
    Image     Use the contents of this record to style your VITA site in a stark navy theme, with unique home Search screen and other new additions for VITA6. The pages in ...
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