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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Action Items 6.1 - Comments, Generic thumbnails, Links, Contributions & Testimonials
        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.
      Part of agency management, this manual will walk you through reviewing and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Template Records & Batch Uploads 6.1
        How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
      How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
  • 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 ...
  • 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” ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Working with JPEG2000s 6.2
        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.
      Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays ...
  • Order Reproductions option 6.1
        A short description on how to activate and customize the "order reproductions" option offered on the full size image display.
      A short description on how to activate and customize the "order reproductions" ...
  • Twitter Cards in VITA
        In cultural heritage, we understand that you want to know when someone is using your digital resources, for your own statistics and impact assessment - and you want new users to be able to find the rest of your collections if they’re interested in what’s being shared. With the implementation ...
      In cultural heritage, we understand that you want to know when someone ...
  • Removing Personal Information
        Quick guide to responding to requests for removal of personal information
      Quick guide to responding to requests for removal of personal information
  • 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 ...
  • Adding a custom domain to your VITA Toolkit site
        Planning to add your own custom Domain Name / custom URL to your VITA site? This guide will show you how.
      Planning to add your own custom Domain Name / custom URL to ...
  • VITA Metadata Application Profile 6.2
        Guide to the metadata elements (fields) used in VITA templates, their recommended uses and examples for completing any field.
      Guide to the metadata elements (fields) used in VITA templates, their recommended ...
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VITA How-To Manuals 6.2


New, updated manuals with linked webinars for the VITA 6.2 version - any 6.1 manuals are still relevant to 6.2 functionality and workflows